Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 10 mins

My mother made the best Ham & Bean Soup, my recipe is AS CLOSE to hers as I could duplicate from memory; now my own family and friends love it too. It's a long list of ingredients, but oh the resulting soup is sooo good. Oh... my hubby insists, if we weren't already married, my recipe alone would be worth another proposal!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Quick Soaking Beans: Heat beans and water until boiling, remove from heat. Cover and soak beans for 1 hour.
  2. Pressure Cooker: After quick soaking beans, drain and rinse. Add fresh water, the ham bone and seasonings. Cover and heat equivalent to 15 lbs PSI; time for 7 minutes, plus 1 minute per 1000 ft above sea level. Remove from heat, to allow pressure reduce normally.
  3. Soup Ingredients: Uncover, add the remaining soup ingredients (except pasta); simmer 45 minutes. Stir in pasta and simmer 15 more minutes, or until tender.