A combination of leftover ham, white beans, and carrots make this a very hearty soup that goes well with crusty breads and cheese. A great way to use up your leftover ham. See our collection of soup recipes for more hearty soups.
"Sometimes a person just gets hungey for a home-made comfort soup. This White Bean and Ham Soup has just the right taste. Add some cornbread with honey or jam and it's a win-win for lunch or dinnertime."
"Best bean soup recipe ever!! Good favor, great mix of other vegetables with the beans. My entire family loved it. Will definitely make again soon. Used left over ham slices instead of ham bone with good results."
"I had a ham bone in the freezer from Easter so I thought I better get it used. Tried this recipe and it was good but not a lot different in flavor than my own recipe. I don't always have garlic cloves and bay leaves on hand, which I don't use in my recipe so may just leave them out if I use this recipe again."
"Beyond flavorful and delicious! I used the shank from a reheated butt--all meat removed, to cook the beans, with 2 or 3 cups extra broth on the beans. I used the vegetable for the initial cooking of the beans, then added about 2 c each of celery & onion, with the diced ham, when the beans were cooked, & let simmer just till the veges were soft. You have to do it this way with soups because the initial veges cook away and we like to be able to see the celery and onions!"