1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Ham and Bean Soup

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


Ham and bean soup
Paul Poplis/Photodisc/Getty Images
Tomatoes and a meaty ham bone flavor this hearty navy bean soup. Serve this tasty soup with cornbread or a crusty bread and a salad.


  • 1 cup dried navy beans
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 1 1/2 quarts water
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chopped dried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper


Soak beans overnight in cold water; drain. Cover beans and ham bone with 1 1/2 quarts water. Add celery, onions, tomatoes, and parsley. Cover and simmer 4 to 5 hours.

About halfway through cooking time, when ham is very tender, remove ham from bone and cut into pieces. Return the diced ham to the soup. Season with salt and pepper.

Serves 8


You Might Also Like
Navy Bean Soup
Ham and Bean Soup Recipe
Lima Bean Soup Recipe
Senate Bean Soup
Black Bean Soup


Slow Cooker Recipes

Main Recipe Index

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
Satisfying Ham & Bean Soup!, Member BrookylnPark

This was delicious and warmed one up on a cold January day in Colorado. I believe the one cup of celery really made a difference in the flavor. I followed the directions exactly as written and served this with a loaf of homemade bread!

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.