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Navy Bean Squash Soup Recipe
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Navy Bean Squash Soup Recipe

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On a chilly day, what could be more comforting than a pot of this homemade soup simmering on the stove? The mix of ham, beans ans squash is such a hearty combination, you'll savor every steamy spoonful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 1 hour 35 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 1 hour 35 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 163 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
Originally published as Navy Bean Squash Soup in Country Woman September/October 2000, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 163 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Reviews for Navy Bean Squash Soup(5)

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

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.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

We loved this soup!!! Delicous!!!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

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.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

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.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

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.

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