Ham and Bean Soup – rich and comforting soup with white beans, carrots, celery, diced ham and ham bone for an extremely delicious bowl of soup. Perfect way to use up those leftover ham from Christmas and New Year’s Eve!
Keyword baked ham, bean soup, ham and bean soup, soup, soup recipes
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 50minutes
Soaking Time 6hours
Total Time 7hours10minutes
Servings 5- 6 cups
Author Immaculate Bites
1 pound dried Great Northern beans, sorted of debris and rinsed
Soak dry beans in water for about 6-8 hours or overnight in cold water, then drain and rinse.
Drain the soaked beans, rinse, and place the beans into the pot. Add about 5 cups water, enough to cover the beans to bring to a boil. Cook until beans is tender.
Heat up a medium or large dutch oven. Then add chopped ham and smoked turkey, cook for about 6-7 minutes or until brown.
Add onions, garlic, thyme , bay leaves, celery and Creole seasoning. Sauté for about 3-5 minutes.
Add about 3 cups chicken stock and any bones from the ham or turkey, scrape down any bits from the pot, bring to a boil. Add beans and carrots, continue cooking until it boils.
Let it simmer until sauce thickens. It might take about 30-45 minutes or more depending on how you like your beans. Adjust for salt and pepper and soup consistency with more Liquid. Serve warm with bread.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.