White Bean 'n' Ham Soup Recipe
- 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2-1/4 cups water
- 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1. Mash one can of beans; set aside. In a large saucepan, saute the carrots and onion in butter. Stir in the water, ham, seasonings and whole and mashed beans; cook over medium heat until heated through. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 6 servings.
1 cup: 162 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 860mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.
Reviews for White Bean 'n' Ham Soup
"I traded tomatoes for carrots, and chicken broth for water. Other than that I left if alone. It was pretty darn good. I will definitely make it again!"
"Way too salty. I even used low sodium beans. The kids did not like."
"Super easy. Always a hit, even with my picky 4 year old. My only alterations are that I add celery and ALWAYS double the recipe (and freeze the extra). Yum!!"
"Finally, a delicious quick and easy soup that you can make with your leftover ham. Like other reviewers, I used chicken broth rather than water and added diced celery. I forgot to add the minced garlic to the vegetable saute, so I added garlic powder to the soup, which was fine. Next time, I'll try adding the kale. Perfect for these chilly fall nights!"
"easy and very good."
"This is a very thick and creamy soup. I too made a few adjustments based on what I had on hand. I used a combination of dry white wine and chicken stock. I also used Butter Beans. And I added celery . I also added a generous squirt of Ketchup to the recipe.But the man difference was that I gently simmered it for a good hour and 1/2. I am a firm believer that soup really needs to simmer for a longer period of time in order to extract every last bit of taste from all of the ingredients.I also like the fact that it makes a smaller amount of soup.Janie"
"This is my go-to bean soup. It is fabulous, so easy to make, and economical! I do make a few adjustments, but the basic recipe is a no-fail! I use chicken stock instead of water and add diced celery, chopped garlic;, and diced turkey sausage (instead of ham). There are never any leftovers of this soup. I have at times added chopped kale for an extra boost of flavor and nutrition."
"This is a great hearty soup, it is quick and easy to make, I read the other reviews and used chicken stock instead of water, I also added three chopped garlic cloves as we are all unwell and needed to add some garlic in there! (You can't taste the garlic). I cooked this for over an hour to let all the flavours infuse and it was delicious. I served it with some buttered toast. Great way to use things out of the pantry for a quick meal."
"i think it was pretty good, i just made it. i took another recommendation and used the low sodium chicken broth instead, added one more can of beans and about 1/4 tsp minced garlic(because i love garlic) and simmered it as long as i could, at least 45 minutes...i thought it tasted great on a cold day today..but it was definitely salty enough, i didnt add any salt."
"pure simplicity of flavor yum"
"I added one extra can because I have a family of five. I also added finely sliced celery. Instead of buying ham, I used ham I previously froze. It was delicious and my kids even complimented it!"
"I have made this recipe multiple times. I have also doubled the recipe and served it for guests, and everyone always raves about it and there is rarely leftovers. I have also made this in the crock pot - I saute the vegetables, add the remaining ingredients and set the crock pot to low. It's definitely a favorite since it's easy and the whole family loves it."
"After a long day on my feet at work, I enjoy having a quick and easy soup to make for my husband and me on cold, rainy winter days. This definately fits the bill! I do not drain the beans, nor do I mash one can of the beans. I do not add the salt until the soup has cooked. Sometimes the ham is very salty and no extra salt is needed. I like to cook the soup on low for about 45 minutes if I have the time. It helps blend the flavors. Serve with a crisp green salad, with your favorite dressing, and this is an easy, filling meal."
"Made this soup tonight and my family loved it. Will double it next time as it only made enough for 2 adults and 2 young children."
"Very good! Have made it before but it simmered longer this time, maybe 45 minutes. I think that made it even better. (Doesn't really need the salt though.)"
"This was okay... Too bland for our tastes, even with the extra garlic and other spices that I added... I'm thinking maybe it needed to simmer longer? Anyway, I definitely recommend Bissy's Crunchy Romaine Toss - I've made that numerous times and my family adores it! In fact, we made it twice in one week recently at the request of my 9 year old daughter!"
"My mom made this for my husband and me on a rainy Northwest evening, and it was both hearty and delicious!"