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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

370 calories; protein 22.1g 44% DV; carbohydrates 58.3g 19% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 22.6mg 8% DV; sodium 1478.2mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2015
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 more liquid. I left both cans of beans undrained and added another cup of broth and that was perfect. I loved the flavor combo and I will make often. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2014
Very good and very filling soup but it needed more broth then written. Going in my recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2015
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 more liquid. I left both cans of beans undrained and added another cup of broth and that was perfect. I loved the flavor combo and I will make often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2018
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 soups too "'heavy " so I liked how the recipe uses cauliflower to make it lighter with less carbs and more fiber and nutrients. The texture was perfect; thick and creamy but I didn't mash the carrots with the potato and cauliflower and I didn't blend the second can of beans so that there would be more variety of texture and it was great that way. I doubled the recipe and brought it to a potluck where everyone who tried it enjoyed it. The soup goes a long way so I highly recommend it for social gatherings as well as for a home-cooked meal. I will definitely make this recipe again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2020
Very good. A little to salty for my taste. I froze the left overs and it reheated nicely for taking to work for lunch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2020
Very good. Instead of milk I added a can of coconut cream. I could not find navy beans so I added butter beans, lima beans, cattle beans, and a half of a can of black beans. I used fennel instead of celery and threw in a couple radishes. I only smashed the vegetables that were steamed. Then added everything together to simmer instead of blending. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2019
Really good! Needs more broth but it is delicious! Read More