Quick and Easy Ham and White Bean Soup

23 Apr
Quick and Easy Ham and White Bean Soup

Quick and Easy Ham and White Bean Soup

Spring has been on a springboard in my neck of the woods in terms of temperature. While it is now seasonably cool, we had a great stretch of really warm and sunny weather for the last week. With cooler weather, there is nothing better than a hot bowl of comforting soup. And with leftover ham and ham broth in the freezer, this meal was a snap!

After I took my photos, hubs and I both decided we wanted it creamier so I processed half of it in my Ninja then stirred it back in. This step is optional, and I didn’t even take another photo of it creamy that way as I can be lazy that way. Just like you can be lazy in making this soup as it’s that easy!

Quick and Easy Ham and White Bean Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup each chopped onion, celery, and carrots
4 ounces chopped ham
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups ham broth (you can sub in chicken or veggie broth)
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
Small sprig of thyme
Ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke (I used Stubb’s Hickory)
1/8 teaspoon smoked Paprika

The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity

Saute the veggies in the oil until soft, 5 to 7 minutes.

Ham, Veggies, and Spices

Ham, Veggies, and Spices

Add the ham, garlic and spices and cook 2 to 3 minutes more.

Ham Broth and Beans

Ham Broth and Beans

Pour in the ham broth and beans. Add the rest of the seasonings, and taste to adjust.

Simmering the Ham and Bean Soup

Simmering the Ham and Bean Soup

Simmer for about a half hour or more until ready to eat. Optional: Puree half the soup in a blender or processor and stir back in before serving.

Ta-Dah!

Quick and Easy Ham and White Bean Soup

Quick and Easy Ham and White Bean Soup

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50 Responses to “Quick and Easy Ham and White Bean Soup”

  1. apuginthekitchen April 23, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    Love the soup Kathryn. White beans and ham are such a great combination. I think there may be another few days of soup weather left.

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  2. Teagan Geneviene April 23, 2016 at 11:09 am #

    Wow Kathryn. That sounds really tasty.
    I love that you make things that I feel like I might be able to make. Mega hugs!

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger April 23, 2016 at 11:37 am #

      Thank you my sweet friend. I do love an easy soup. I have to get with the program and go board the train now! I am sure it’s a good one. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs back!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Teagan Geneviene April 23, 2016 at 11:39 am #

        You’re too kind. I’m so glad you’re part of the road-trip. More hugs.

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  3. Gerlinde @ Sunnycovecheg April 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    We are in the Sierras and it snowed yesterday. Your soup is just right!

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  4. Natascha's Palace April 23, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    Yum! So healthy too! I made a dish with white beans and ham today too!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser April 23, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    Oh Yum-let me at it? Any left? Snow—–nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! xoxo ccc

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  6. cookingwithauntjuju.com April 23, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    Never made my own ham broth – great idea Kathryn. Guess I always used my ham bones for soup. This is a favorite combination and quick or not I bet it’s delicious.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger April 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      Thank you so much, it was very tasty. We make soup stock out of pretty much anything, lol! It was my hubby that made the ham broth, as I didn’t have any dried peas or beans to make with it that day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. fromthefamilytable April 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    Looks like a real Spring treat.

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  8. Bernadette April 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    It was delicious and easy and I took my in pot device and smoothed out some of the beans and made it creamier. Great suggestion.

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  9. Sheryl April 23, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

    This soup looks wonderful. It would be perfect for a week-end lunch.

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  10. Freda @ Aromatic essence April 23, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

    This soup does look comforting and yum! I’m sure the creamier version was a big hit ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Charlotte April 23, 2016 at 11:03 pm #

    i like how you date the broth! smart move ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger April 24, 2016 at 9:53 am #

      Thank you Charlotte! I like to make sure we use it in a reasonable amount of time. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  12. Lana-Once Upon a Spice April 24, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    MMm! Love the addition of woody rosemary, Kathryn!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. New Journey April 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    Oh my I could smell that broth…..yummmmm

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  14. StefanGourmet April 25, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    Looks great! I don’t like using bottled liquid smoke, so I guess I’ll have to smoke that ham myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Lynz Real Cooking April 25, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

    This looks lovely and would be good both ways blended and not! I love the photos and so sorry, I came here to visit you several times looking for a post, but left thinking I had commented! I am old ok! xo

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  16. Karen April 25, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    I can’t tell you how many ham and bean soups I had growing up. My mother would cook a ham on Sunday, we would have ham sandwiches for lunch during the week and then the bone and trimmings would go into beans on the next weekend.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger April 25, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

      For some reason my mother never cooked that many hams, except maybe on Easter or other special occasions. And I’ve kind of fallen into the same pattern. So this ham and bean soup is a treat for me!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. alkajena April 26, 2016 at 3:51 am #

    A real spring treat dear

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Resin Kitchen (juliettejustine) April 26, 2016 at 4:06 am #

    awesome! I am getting hungry!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. FrugalHausfrau April 26, 2016 at 11:08 pm #

    I love to sneak a little liquid smoke into my ham soups, too – this looks like a fun recipe for dinner this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Smiling Notes April 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Ahh wish I could have some of that delicious soup right now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  21. healthyindiankitchen May 12, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    I love the incorporation of beans in Mexican food. Even we Indians love our beans!!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes! โค

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger May 12, 2016 at 11:35 pm #

      Thank you so much, yes I do know Indians like there beans! I work with several Indians and they have introduced me to so many great flavors!

      Liked by 1 person

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