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Green Bean Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


6 servings

This soup has been passed down for generations beginning with my great-grandmother. I make it often, especially when I can use homegrown beans, carrots, onions and potatoes.


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig fresh parsley
  • 1 sprig fresh savory or 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional


  1. In a large saucepan or soup kettle, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Before serving, remove bay leaf and parsley and savory sprigs.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 107 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.

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