Ham and Green Bean Soup Recipe

Ham and Green Bean Soup Recipe

How To Make Ham and Green Bean Soup

This green bean soup is an easy low carb and low-calorie soup that’s loaded with tender green beans and savory ham, all simmered in a creamy chicken broth!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Cool Time: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



For Beans:

  • 2lbsfresh green beans,trimmed, snapped
  • 48ozwater
  • lbssmoked ham,cut into chunks
  • 2chicken bouillon cubes
  • ½tsppaprika
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper

For Soup:

  • 4tbspbutter
  • 4tbspquick mixing flour,such as Wondra®
  • ½onion,finely diced
  • 1tspdried onion,minced
  • 1tsppaprika
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • ¼cupwater
  • cupssour cream


  1. Cover the green beans with water in a large pot. Add the ham, bouillon, paprika, and cayenne.

  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 30 minutes until beans are tender.

  3. Remove from heat and let cool for about 20 to 30 minutes.

  4. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the flour and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until almost brown.

  5. Stir in the diced onion; cook for about 7 to 8 minutes until it begins to brown.

  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low, then cook and stir dried onions in the mixture for about 3 to 4 minutes until they begin to lightly brown, being careful as they burn easily.

  7. Add the paprika and pepper. Pour in the water and stir until the mixture is smooth.

  8. Whip the sour cream in a bowl and mix into flour mixture until smooth. Stir the sour cream mixture into cooled green beans.

  9. Heat soup over medium heat until simmering; cook for about 5 minutes until heated through.

  10. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 235.75kcal
  • Fat: 13.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.78g
  • Fiber: 2.81g
  • Sugar: 4.28g
  • Protein: 15.22g
  • Cholesterol: 45.25mg
  • Sodium: 871.31mg
  • Calcium: 86.39mg
  • Potassium: 380.53mg
  • Iron: 1.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 140.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.32mg
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