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Creamy Ham and Bean Soup (Gluten Free)

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"This bean soup is thickened with a mash of potatoes, cauliflower, and carrots. Delicious comfort food! It is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free by using olive oil instead of butter and unsweetened soy milk in place of cow's milk. Enjoy!"
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55 m servings 370
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add potato, cauliflower, and carrots; cover and steam until very tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer potato mixture to a bowl and add milk and 1 1/2 teaspoons butter. Mash with a potato masher or hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Melt 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; saute onion, celery, thyme, salt, and pepper until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add ham and cook and stir until ham is warmed, about 2 more minutes. Stir undrained navy beans and chicken broth into ham mixture, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.
  3. Blend drained navy beans and garlic together in a blender until smooth. Stir bean mixture into soup; simmer, stirring often, until soup thickens, about 10 minutes. Stir potato mixture into soup and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 370 calories; 6.5 58.3 22.1 23 1478 Full nutrition

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Very good and very filling soup ,but it needed more broth then written. Going in my recipe box.

Great combo of ingredients. I agree with the other reviewer that it needs more broth. I actually left my veggies a little chunky instead of completely blending them and I still ended up needing ...

My entire family LOVED this soup! I went with the other reviewers recommendations and doubled the chicken broth. I also doubled the ham. This is a very filling and comforting soup.

This soup was so simple and delicious! Hearty and comforting, it made a wonderful meal to warm us up this winter. It was a great way to use up leftover ham after the holidays. I find potato soup...