Senate Bean Soup from Idahoan®


Bean soup is on the menu in the Senate's restaurant every day. There are several stories about the origin of that mandate, but none has been corroborated. According to one story, the Senate's bean soup tradition began early in the 20th-century at the request of Senator Fred Dubois of Idaho. We like his version because it contains mashed potatoes, of course!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (4 ounce) package Idahoan® Roasted Garlic Flavored Mashed Potatoes, dry

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 (32 fluid ounce) containers vegetable stock

  • 1 smoked ham bone

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans white beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ bunch parsley, chopped

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in stock pot over medium high heat.

  2. Add chopped onion, celery, and carrots and cook until they begin to to soften slightly.

  3. Add vegetable stock and ham bone. Bring to boil and reduce heat; simmer for an hour.

  4. Remove ham bone from pot and pick off ham; return meat to pot. Add the beans.

  5. Add package of Idahoan Roasted Garlic Flavored Mashed Potatoes and stir thoroughly.

  6. Mix in chopped parsley and adjust seasoning if necessary. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and serve.

Related product:

Roasted Garlic Flavored Mashed Potatoes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
7g Fat
55g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 1041mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 805mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.