Best Ham and Bean Soup

Best Ham and Bean Soup

110 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 0% would make again

Ready in 50 minutes

The best ham and bean soup recipe. Mary Detweiler reports that when she was a cook in a restaurant years ago, this was her best-selling soup. One taste and your family will agree it's a winner!


3/4 pound Fully cooked ham; cubed
1 medium Onion
2 cloves Garlic
2 tablespoons Butter
2 16-oz cans Great Northern Beans; rinsed and; drained
3 cups Chicken broth
2 cups Water
1 cup Potatoes; peeled, diced
3/4 cup Carrots; diced
3/4 cup Celery
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 cup Frozen peas
2 tablespoons Fresh parsley; minced

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



In a 3 quart saucepan, saute ham, onion and garlic in butter until onion is tender.

Add the next seven ingredients; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Add peas and cook for 5 minutes. Add parsley and serve.

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Really the BEST Bean Soup out there!

Amazing soup!



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It is good. I don't think tit's the best I've ever had, but it's a good starting point. It needed a little hot sauce, for starters. Also, I used cubed ham as specified, but the chunks were too big. It was satisfying though. Next time I'll try adding some additional spices and perhaps some Heinz 57 as suggested by other reviewers.
Heatherina 5d 2h ago

Very tasty and amenable to any number of variations. I added corn.
jdriemeyer 1y ago

This was delicious, really hit the spot. First, I made it exactly like the recipe said. I used half of a small "kentucky legend" smoked ham, diced. But then after I tasted it (it was quite good already) I had the idea of adding some Heinz 57, so I added about a tablespoon to the pot. I liked it especially well that way. Thanks for another great recipe, webtexan!
jillofspeed 2y ago

dtbh4t 2y ago

Delicious, and a great way to use up leftover ham.
brettnleosmom 2y ago

It was a great hit in my family. I took the advice from previous people that made the soup and added rosemary, thyme and a bay leave. Will make again :)
redwinegurl91 2y ago

Good soup. It is not very filling, so it's best paired with bread and a salad. I suggest not adding any salt because ham is generally already fairly salty. Also, my husband and I agreed that adding more potatoes, carrots, and celery would make it even better.
valopy 3y ago

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