German Bean and Noodle Soup

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Mercy

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

Top Review by Kaarin

This is a really good old-fashioned recipe! Easy to make and tasty. Someone ate all my carrots so I subbed frozen green beans and also used bow tie pasta to appeal to the kids. They liked it too! I did add some paprika at the end, but thought it could use a little more seasoning. Perhaps some parsley and garlic. I used light cream also, so my soup was slightly creamy and deliciously soupy. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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