This White Bean and Smoked Ham Soup is as hearty and nutritious as can be! The perfect way to warm you up on a chilly day, or to use up your leftover ham!
Print

White Bean and Smoked Ham Soup

This White Bean and Smoked Ham Soup is as hearty and nutritious as can be! The perfect way to warm you up on a chilly day, or to use up your leftover ham!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 238kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot set over medium heat, then add the onions, garlic, salt and pepper and cook until softened and fragrant, about 3 minutes
  • Pour in ham cooking juices (or bone broth) and water, bring the the boil and then lower the heat, cover loosely and simmer for 60 to 75 minutes, until the beans are tender.
  • Add the carrots and celery (add a bit more water if necessary) bring back to a simmer and continue cooking until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Throw in the cooked ham and stir well.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the parsley and thyme; serve without delay.

Notes

*If using bone broth, you might want to use a higher ratio of broth to water as it won't be quite as intense in flavor as the ham cooking juices. Just be sure to use a total of 8 cups and go with a ratio that gives you a satisfying flavor. 

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 1161mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3615IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3.2mg