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Ham hock soup with navy beans is an easy, delicious, economical, heartwarming, one-pot meal that will warm you up on a cold night!

Recipe Summary

25 mins
2 hrs 15 mins
5 hrs
7 hrs 40 mins
1 pot of soup


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Rinse and sort the navy beans. Place in a Dutch oven with 8 cups water. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Let stand, covered, until beans are softened, about 5 hours.

  • Drain the navy beans and discard the soaking liquid. Rinse beans and return to the Dutch oven. Add ham hocks, chicken broth, 4 cups water, onion, parsley, garlic powder, basil, black pepper, oregano, nutmeg, and bay leaves. Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

  • Mix carrots, celery, and potato flakes into the soup until well combined. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes more.

  • Take ham hocks from the pot and place on a cutting board until cool enough to handle. Remove meat from the bones and cut into bite-sized pieces. Return meat to the pot and warm through over medium heat, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute hickory ham bones with some meat for the ham hocks if desired.

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; protein 26.4g; carbohydrates 30.1g; fat 20.7g; cholesterol 65.5mg; sodium 126.5mg. Full Nutrition