Bean And
Ham Soup

This hearty White Bean and Ham soup is the perfect way to warm up from the inside out. Serve this soup alongside a loaf of crusty white bread for a wholesome and complete meal.

White Bean and Ham Soup

Ingredients:Ham and Bean Soup

  • 1 pound bag of Great Northern Beans, sorted and rinsed
  • 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 3 leeks, rinsed and sliced
  • 3 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley


  1. Place rinsed beans in a large bowl and cover completely with cold water; allow beans to soak overnight.
  2. The following day, place ham hocks in a large pot and cover with 2 quarts of water; bring to a boil while preparing the vegetables.
  3. In a medium sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat; add onion, leeks, celery, and carrots and cook for about five minutes. Stir in garlic and continue cooking for one minute; remove from heat.
  4. Turn heat down to low; add the drained beans, vegetables, and bay leaf to the pot with the ham hocks and stir to combine.
  5. Simmer for two hours, or until the beans are soft and the ham meat easily pulls away from the bone; pull the meat off the bone and discard the bones. Add salt and pepper to taste and finish with chopped fresh parsley.

Serve this White Bean and Ham soup with these Cheesy Jalapeno Biscuits!

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Comments on "White Bean and Ham Soup"

Joy January 11, 2012 | 4:44 PM

I just made this soup, it smells so good and I'm going to eat it tomorrow. But i've got a question. Are you suppose to use a food processer or mash the soup to make it look like the picture? It didn't say in the recipe and my soup doesn't look like what i see in the photo. I substuted celery with bok choy as that was what i had in the house.

becca April 02, 2011 | 4:56 PM

I made this awhile back-hands down the best ham and bean soup I've ever had-I looked forward to lunch everyday so I could eat the leftovers. Fantastic!

Tracy January 29, 2011 | 12:34 PM

Looks hearty and delicious!

wenderly January 29, 2011 | 11:43 AM

Sounds so soothing and savory!

Nancy @SensitivePantry January 29, 2011 | 11:00 AM

This is certainly soup weather and I'm loving it. Ham and beans are such a hearty, flavorful combination. Your soup looks wonderfully rich and creamy.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 29, 2011 | 8:15 AM

Lovely! Ham and bean soup was one of my favorites as a kid.

Brittani January 28, 2011 | 7:57 AM

This looks amazing and those biscuits you linked to, oh. my. goodness.

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