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Bean and Ham Soup

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Have you ever wondered what to do with that leftover ham bone?  

I took my doggies to get a summer haircut.

Meet Lily and Emma.

I have just finished simmering the bean soup.
It smells so good in the house today. It’s chilly outside and a perfect day for soup. Here is my recipe for bean and ham soup. Here are the directions for soaking your beans. Do you have any variations to bean soup that you do?

Bean and Ham Soup

Bean and Ham Soup

Course Soup
Keyword beans,, ham., soup,
Servings 8 servings
Calories 137 kcal


  • 1 ham bone/ham leftover
  • 2 lb northern beans soaked / Jar
  • 2 each carrot sliced
  • 3 each stalks celery sliced
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. Start with a ham bone.
  2. Clean most of the ham off the bone, leave some.
  3. Place ham bone in a large pot.
  4. Add soaked and rinsed beans to the pot.
  5. Add carrots, celery, and onion.
  6. Add water to cover.
  7. Add bay leaf.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. Cover and simmer for 6 – 8 hours.
  10. Carefully remove the ham bone. Let cool a bit then remove all the meat.
  11. Return the ham to the soup pot and remove the bay leaf. Add any leftover ham now. Simmer for a couple more minutes. Salt and Pepper to your taste.

Recipe Notes

You can use either soaked beans or precooked jar beans. You can cook this in the slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Bean and Ham Soup
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 453mg13%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 42IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

8 thoughts on “Bean and Ham Soup”

  1. Wanda says:

    My hubby loooooves this dish! I try to make it every once in a while with some sweet cornbread! Delicious!

  2. Kim S says:

    What a wonderful recipe to use of some of the Easter Ham! Thanks for sharing with us at tip toe thru tuesday and we hope to see you back next week!

  3. Melanie says:

    Yummy!!! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  4. Wendy says:

    This looks delicious!

  5. Theresa says:

    I love ham and bean soup. That is my comfort food! I bought a ham even though we didn’t host Easter dinner this year, just to make this soup!

    Stopping by to say HI! from the hop. I am a new LF and twitter follower 🙂

  6. Jennifer Watkins-Jones says:

    This would make my hubby one happy man! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    A big hello to Emma and Lily, they are adorable, little Jaque would just love to play with them. I have been thinking of a nice Bean and Ham soup, I will just try your recipe, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a great spring week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Adriane says:

    I was looking for something to make with leftover ham – bingo!

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