Homestyle Ham and Bean Soup

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

This soup is really good and easy. If you have more time, you can use fresh vegetables instead of canned, but I like it either way. My family loves this on a cold winter's day. I believe this recipe is from Taste of Home magazine.

Top Review by MelvinsWifey

We really enjoyed this soup. I did make a major change though. I used two cans of white beans. One I used as directed, and the other one I pureed in the blender with half of the onions and a little chicken broth. This gave our soup a creamier, thicker texture and great flavor. I did use all fresh veggies and enjoyed that, however we felt the carrots did not go with this soup at all and after a bite or two of the carrots, I started eating around them. I love carrots, they just didn't work for me here! I wasn't sure if DH would like this as he's picky about soups but he asked for another bowl as a late night snack!! Such a great way to use up leftover ham! OH we also sprinkled a little shredded cheddar cheese on top of the hot soup!! Great addition.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large kettle or Dutch oven, combine all ingredients.
  2. Bring to boiling.
  3. Reduce heat.
  4. Simmer, covered for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove bay leaf.
  6. Serve at once.

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