- 1 pound dried navy beans
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 meaty ham bone
- 2 to 2-1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 5 cups)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place beans in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour.
- Drain and discard liquid; return beans to pan. Add the broth, water, ham bone, squash, onion, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until beans are tender.
- Remove ham bone. Mash the soup mixture, leaving some chunks if desired. remove ham from bone; cut into chunks. Discard bone and fat. Return meat to the soup; heat through. Yield: 12-14 servings (about 3 quarts).
Reviews for Navy Bean Squash Soup
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"Wonderful flavor. The butternut squash gives it a hint of sweetness. Soup was quick and easy to make and very filling. Will definately make it again."
"We loved this soup!!! Delicous!!!!"
"Fantastic soup. Sometimes simple is best. I was surprised how flavorful this soup was, and the butternut squash makes it beautiful too. I used great northern beans instead of the navy beans."
"Wow,it started out for supper but was ready by noon and will gone by supper.The only change was added some mashed potatoes left overs in."
"The taste was wonderful, but I had to add more liquid while it cooking to keep it from getting to dry. Other than that, it was perfect. Next time I will start when more broth."