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Ham, Bean and Potato Soup

When I was a cook in a restaurant years ago, this was our best-selling soup. One taste and your family will agree it's a winner!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 3/4 pound fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup diced peeled potatoes
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • In a large saucepan, saute the ham, onion and garlic in butter until onion is tender. Add the next seven ingredients; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Add peas and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes longer. Stir in parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 185 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1079mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • Leon
    Aug 16, 2020

    Made this last week and my wife is begging me to make a second batch. Only substitution I made was I used a ham bone broth I cooked instead of chicken broth. I also added spinach after reading one of the comments. I'm usually not a huge fan of peas but I gave it the benefit of the doubt and I'm so glad I did! The peas give it a pop of flavor that I can't describe.. absolutely delicious!

  • Appy_Girl
    Apr 17, 2020

    Perfect use for left over ham. Perfect amount of veggies . I added a handful of spinach for added nutrition. Super easy and satisfying . VFE

  • Vicki
    Dec 9, 2019

    No comment left

  • grnbeen
    Sep 19, 2016

    Wonderful soup. Had an extra ham shank that I threw in the pot. Used only water. Didn't need any additional seasoning, as the broth was very flavorful. Not a pea person, so skipped those. Watching calories, so skipped butter and used a EVOO spray to saute vegetables.

  • MissLaDale
    Jan 13, 2016

    This was a great recipe for a cold day. I didn't have celery so I used a can of cream of celery. Very yummy.

  • 01tami
    Nov 21, 2015

    This soup was so easy and quick to make. Made exactly as recipe stated, so this is an accurate review. Very hearty, definitely will make this recipe again .

  • Paige-Markie
    Apr 9, 2015

    My husband and I enjoyed this delicious soup, it has great flavor, This will be a go to recipe for ham and bean soup. Thank You.

  • Tipsymcstagger
    Mar 17, 2015

    Mmm, mmm, about home cookin'!!!!!! This soup had a wonderful authenticity to it's flavor! I slow cooked a ham bone in the crockpot for about 8-10 hrs. with the rest of the ingredients except I substituted kale for the peas and added one bay leaf. Wow! Simply delicious!

  • GSOgymrat
    Dec 12, 2014

    This soup is delicious. I double the recipe.

  • deerock
    Dec 10, 2014

    husband and I enjoyed