Quick Ham and Bean Soup

Quick Ham and Bean Soup

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Quick Ham and Bean Soup

Quick Ham and Bean Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 2 to 3 cups diced ham
  • 6 to 8 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cans (15 1/2 ounce each) great northern beans - drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or dill - optional


  • Heat oil in a soup pot. Add celery and onion.
  • Sauté for about 4 minutes, or until they just start to soften.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add garlic and cook 30 seconds stirring constantly.
  • Add ham, potatoes, beans and 6 cups stock. Bring to a boil.
  • Turn down and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • You can use a potato masher to mash up beans to thicken a bit if you like.
  • Taste to see if more salt and pepper is needed.
  • If too thick add more chicken stock. Serve in bowls with fresh parsley or dill on top


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 595mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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