Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

How To Make Ham and Bean Soup

Turn your leftover ham into a tasty, comforting dish perfect for the cold months. This ham and bean soup recipe is packed with vegetables and aromatics.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 2tbspsunsalted butter
  • 1yellow oniondiced
  • 2carrotsdiced
  • 2stalkscelerydiced
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack peppercoarse ground
  • 3clovesgarlicminced
  • 3cupshamdiced
  • 45ozwhite Cannellini beansdrained and rinsed
  • 1sprigfresh thyme
  • ½tspdried rosemary
  • 2bay leaves
  • 4cupschicken broth


  1. Add the butter to a large dutch oven over medium heat with your onion, carrots, celery, salt, and pepper.

  2. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent.

  3. Add in the garlic and stir well, cooking for 1 minute.

  4. Add in the ham, cannelini beans, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves and chicken broth and stir well.

  5. On medium-high heat, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes.


  • Calories: 1026.79kcal
  • Fat: 19.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 143.84g
  • Fiber: 33.71g
  • Sugar: 9.06g
  • Protein: 73.13g
  • Cholesterol: 81.88mg
  • Sodium: 1467.54mg
  • Calcium: 549.76mg
  • Potassium: 4491.87mg
  • Iron: 23.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 208.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.90mg
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