Ham, Bean and Potato Soup Recipe
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Ham, Bean and Potato Soup Recipe

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When I was a cook in a restaurant years ago, this was our best-selling soup. One taste and your family will agree it's a winner!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 pound fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup diced peeled potatoes
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 185 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1079mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the 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 longer or until heated through. Stir in parsley. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Ham and Bean Soup in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p13

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"This was a great recipe for a cold day. I didn't have celery so I used a can of cream of celery. Very yummy."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"This soup was so easy and quick to make. Made exactly as recipe stated, so this is an accurate review. Very hearty, definitely will make this recipe again ."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"My husband and I enjoyed this delicious soup, it has great flavor, This will be a go to recipe for ham and bean soup. Thank You."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"Mmm, mmm, mmm......talk about home cookin'!!!!!! This soup had a wonderful authenticity to it's flavor! I slow cooked a ham bone in the crockpot for about 8-10 hrs. with the rest of the ingredients except I substituted kale for the peas and added one bay leaf. Wow! Simply delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"This soup is delicious. I double the recipe."

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