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Ham and Bean Soup

This Ham and Bean Soup with lots of vegetables is a totally delicious, different and healthy way to use leftover ham from your earlier ham dinner. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham and bean soup, ham soup with beans
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Pam - Two Cups of Health


  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Shallot Diced
  • 3 Stalks Celery Diced
  • 1 Cup Baby carrots Cut
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Cup Ham Cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 32 Oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth Manischewitz is best
  • 1/2 Tsp Thyme Dried
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano Dried
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt Himalayan Pink is best
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 14 oz can Cannellini beans Drained


  • Add olive oil to a medium sized pot over medium high heat.  Then add shallots, celery and carrots and cook 4-5 minutes to caramelize stirring frequently.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  • Then add ham, bay leaves (whole), chicken broth, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and turn heat to low and simmer 30 minutes. 
  • Add drained beans and continue to simmer, covered, for 30 more minutes.
  • Remove bay leaves and ladle into serving bowls.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4545IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.2mg