Ham and White Bean Soup is a delicious and simple soup dish loaded with filling veggies. This stove top soup recipe is quick and easy to make!
If you’ve got any leftover ham from the holidays, our Ham and Bean Soup recipe is an easy way to put those leftovers to good use! Grab your favorite pot or dutch oven for this quick and hearty stove top soup.
Ham and White Bean Soup
I’m a real big fan of soups. Whenever I’m sat in at a restaurant or going through a drive-thru, I’m always looking through the menu to see what soup’s I can choose from. I’m a real big fan of potato but, after that, anything is fair game! I’ll eat beef soups, chicken soups, and vegetable soups- I love them all.
Ham and Bean soup is another one that I enjoy very much- especially right after the holidays. I usually have some ham on the dinner table for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and- like anything- there’s always leftovers. Ham and Bean Soup is an easy way to use up those leftovers- get everything in a pot and let it simmer away!
I mix things up a little bit every now and again- throw a few new ingredients in. But, usually, I just keep my soup very simple: carrots, onions, celery, a few spices, and plenty of white beans. You don’t need to go crazy to make this soup taste great and filling! Grab a pot or dutch oven and follow along with us- you’re gonna love this soup!
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Ingredients for our Easy Soup Recipe
White Beans – Go with something like a Navy bean or a Great Northern bean here.
Ham, cubed – We bought a couple ham-steaks and diced them up real quick. If you have any holiday leftovers, some Copycat Honey Baked Ham would work well!
Broth – We used a vegetable broth in our recipe, but chicken stock works well and even a beef stock might work. Consider sourcing some ham stock as well- it’s a good way to use any ham bones!
How to prepare Navy Bean and Ham Soup
Starting things off, get all of your ingredients sliced, diced, and cubed. Get everything cut to whatever size you prefer.
We should be alright adding all of our ingredients in at once. Add in all your solid ingredients and optionally allow to cook a little bit.
Here, we’re going to add our stock/broth of choice. Give everything a quick stir to make sure everything’s saturated in the broth before bringing the soup to a boil.
Once you’ve brought your soup up to a boil, turn the heat down until the soup is at a simmer. Allow it to simmer for around 30 minutes or until everything is tender, seasoning to taste along the way. Cut the heat, serve your soup warm, and enjoy!
Storing and freezing leftover soup
Ham and Bean Soup
- 1 Onion diced
- 1 Carrot diced
- 1 stalk of Celery
- 1 tbsp minced Garlic
- 2 cup Cooked Ham diced
- 32 oz Vegetable Broth
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 3 15 oz can Northern Beans drain and rinse
- 1 tsp Thyme
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a large pot over medium heat, add everything but the broth.
- Stir to mix everything well.
- Add broth and raise temperature to medium high and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
Can you make this in a slowcooker
Hi Mary. I would think you could toss everything right into the slow cooker and cook on high for about 3-4 hours or on low for 6. Check for the veggies to be tender. I hope that helps. I will make it again this weekend in the slow cooker and report back. My family loves this soup so, they will be happy to hear I am making it again this week.