German Bean and Noodle Soup

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Total Time
30 mins
1 hr 30 mins

Heavenly comfort food! Passive cooking time does not include the bean soak (overnight).

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  1. Put the beans in a medium saucepan and cover with water to 1 inch over the top of the beans.
  2. Cook the beans until tender, adding water if necessary to keep beans covered.
  3. Drain, saving the cooking liquid and adding enough water to make 8 cups of liquid.
  4. Put liquid and beans in large soup kettle.
  5. Add the potatoes, carrots, onion, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  6. About 10 minutes after liquid begins to boil, add the noodles and the ham.
  7. When the noodles are done, turn off the heat and add the cream.
  8. Season to taste.