Ham and Bean Soup
White beans and ham combined in a delicious ham and bean soup.
Servings: 10 servings
Soak beans overnight
Drain beans and add to a soup pot
Add chicken broth, water, ham, chopped celery, chopped onions and bay leaves
Simmer uncovered for 2 - 2 1/2 hours until beans are tender
Taste and add salt and pepper if desired
Remove bay leaves and serve
Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired
Tips for making ham and bean soup
- Be certain to soak your beans overnight or use a quick soak method
- Simmer beans rather than hard boiling beans. Simmering helps protect the beans from breaking apart.
- Don't add salt until the very end and only if needed. This soup is often salty enough without adding any additional salt
Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 1028mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 4mg