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Half Fast Ham and Bean Soup

Homemade but quickly put together, this hearty soup uses diced or ground ham and canned great northern or navy beans in a savory broth with vegetables.

Course Soup
Keyword ham
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8


  • 3 T olive oil
  • 2 cups celery sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic pressed
  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 cubes Knorr Vegetable Bouillon Cubes
  • 2 T Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base paste type
  • 2-3 medium potatoes cubed
  • 2 cups raw carrot peeled and sliced
  • 2-3 cups (or more) cooked ham chopped or ground
  • to taste fresh ground pepper
  • 1-2 T parsley for color
  • 3 cans great northern or navy beans drained and rinsed


  1. Saute onion, celery and garlic in olive oil until transparent and fragrant. Add water, bouillon, potatoes, carrots. Simmer til tender. Add drained beans and chopped ham, heat through. Awesome served with cornbread!