I was in the mood for soup on a cold night and using a basic ham and bean soup, I created one that is ready in less than an hour, with items found in the pantry/fridge. Easy and delicious!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a pot; add chicken bouillon and stir until dissolved.

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  • Drain and rinse 1 can Great Northern beans. Reduce heat to low and stir drained beans and remaining can of undrained beans into bouillon mixture in the pot. Add carrots, onion, celery, garlic, bay leaf, and black pepper to pot; bring soup to a boil.

  • Stir ham into soup, reduce heat to low, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; protein 21.9g; carbohydrates 47.6g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 15.4mg; sodium 641.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2015
I love this recipe! I had a couple cans of beans in the pantry one day and needed to use them up, so I searched for a recipe and found this one. I had everything on hand minus the bay leaf, but the soup was amazing without it. I do like to add a small diced potato to it as well, but it's definitely not necessary. Great recipe! Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2019
It was okay but a bit salty for my taste. Read More
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2015
I love this recipe! I had a couple cans of beans in the pantry one day and needed to use them up, so I searched for a recipe and found this one. I had everything on hand minus the bay leaf, but the soup was amazing without it. I do like to add a small diced potato to it as well, but it's definitely not necessary. Great recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2015
Gotta tell you, this certainly was quick and easy and pretty darn tasty too. I had a box of chicken stock in the fridge, so I used that instead of bouillon granules and water which I think ramped up the flavor (and reduced sodium content, as well). Found no need to add any salt, plenty salty for us. I still love my homemade bean soup, but this will be my "go-to" recipe if I want a quick bean soup on the table in a half an hour. Thanks HARRYMARTINII for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2016
I varied the recipe a bit as others have done. I started with chicken broth - about 6 cups (making for more people). I put a ham bone in and brought to a boil. I simmered for a few minutes and then added the spices and vegetables. No salt needed. I also added the beans and a can of diced tomatoes. I put in some basil too as I liked that suggestion by someone else here. I let it all cook for 30 minutes. Then I added the cooked ham I had previously taken off that ham bone and anything else that came loose on the ham bone. I let it go for another 20 minutes and then took out the bone and served. It was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2016
This soup is delicious, my husband and I loved It! I cut the ingredients in half for us,,using 1 can of beans with all the liquid. The only change I made was I used McCormick Dried Celery Flakes. Marilynn Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2016
I loved this soup! I used a can of cream of celery instead of fresh celery. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2017
This was great and so quick. No more ham bones for me. I doubled it, used chicken stock, ham that came cubed in a package, added a bit of dry mustard, thyme and onion powder ... and it was delicious! Definitely making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2017
great recipe! only changes where that I used broth and added dry mustard and fresh parsley.corn starch not needed the juice from the beans made it the perfect consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2016
I omitted the celery in my soup. But added a ham bone for more flavor. The soup was the best I've ever made! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2018
Nice and simple as written. Since it was just Thanksgiving and I had lots of homemade Turkey stock, I used that instead of the water for a bit more richness. I did add a pinch of Thyme as well .I always forget to remove the bay leaf and it always ends up in my wife's bowl. Kind of a tradition now so I leave it in on purpose now. LOL Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2019
It was okay but a bit salty for my taste. Read More
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