Best Ham and Bean Soup

Best Ham and Bean Soup

111 review, 4.5 star(s). 93% 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!

"I made this today, and got RAVE reviews for it. I've made other ham and bean soups and have never liked how they turned out, but this one is a winner! I didn't put the potatoes or the peas in because I didn't have either item, and I cooked it in a crockpot instead of on the stove top, but I think other than that, I made it the same. Oh, and I used dried navy beans that I soaked overnight instead of canned beans, but that's not a huge difference. If anyone is looking for a good way to use up some ham, this is it!"


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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Very tasty and amenable to any number of variations. I added corn.
jdriemeyer 9m 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 1y ago

dtbh4t 1y ago

Delicious, and a great way to use up leftover ham.
brettnleosmom 1y 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 1y 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 2y ago

My son and husband both liked it, definitely make again!
landersk40 2y ago

Have made this twice using left over baked ham. It's simple and delicious. I will be adding this one to the line up.
SCarGo65 2y ago

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