White Bean & Ham Soup

Here's the Dish

This white bean and ham soup is rich, creamy, and absolutely satisfying on a chilly winter day! Leftover ham works great for this recipe, but you could also swap ham out with shredded turkey or chicken breast. You can also leave the meat out all together to make it a vegetarian dish, or a veggie packed side dish! 

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 4-8 Hours.

1

Spray a crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Mix all of the ingredients together in the crockpot, (except for the parmesan cheese and optional topping). Cover and cook on High heat setting for 4-6 hours, or on the Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.

2

After cooking, ladle 1/4-1/2 of the soup (more or less according to how creamy you want it), into a blender and blend until smooth. Add pureed soup back to the crockpot with the rest of the soup, and stir in parmesan cheese. Serve with bacon if desired! Enjoy!

Ingredients

4 cupsChicken broth ( or 1- 32 oz box)
1 1/2 cup (12 oz)Ham, fully cooked, diced or cubed 1
1Small onion, diced
1 cupCarrots, chopped
2Large celery stalks, chopped
1Small head of cauliflower (or about 3 cups), finely chopped
2 Medium zucchini, chopped
3 (15 oz) cansCannellini beans, drained (or any white bean)
2 tspGarlic, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
1/2 tspOregano
1/2 tspSalt
1/4 tspPepper
1 tbsDried parsley
1 tbs Honey (or 2 pkts stevia)
After Cooking Stir In:
1/2 cupParmesan cheese, grated
Optional Topping: Bacon, cooked & crumbled over top of soup

1 Leftover ham works great for this recipe, but you could also swap ham out with shredded turkey or chicken breast. You can also leave the meat out all together to make it a vegetarian dish, or a veggie packed side dish!

Katie's Tip!

Leftover ham works great for this recipe, but you could also swap ham out with shredded turkey or chicken breast. You can also leave the meat out all together to make it a vegetarian dish, or a veggie packed side dish!

Nutrition Breakdown

12 Servings (1 cup per serving)
138 Calories per Serving
2 g Fat
19 g Carbohydrate
4 g Fiber
2 g Sugar
11 g Protein
3 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

12 Comments

cass603 said:

If making this with chicken can I add the chicken in the crockpot raw?

December 26th, 2013 — 12:24pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yes! just be sure to add it in the beginning, and be careful not to puree it with the part of the soup you put in the blender! :)

December 27th, 2013 — 7:59am  | 

Anna said:

Can’t wait to try this! Might sub Alfresco chicken sausage that’s already in my freezer for the ham….excited!

December 26th, 2013 — 10:40pm  |  Reply

Jacqui said:

This will be tomorrow’s dinner! This afternoon I was thinking about the white beans & ham side dish served at a local fish restaurant but I wasn’t sure I could justify an expensive family meal out just to enjoy the beans. Now I can make an inexpensive and healthy soup using some leftover Christmas ham. And sneak in some cauliflower for my veggie-shy son. Thank you!!

December 31st, 2013 — 11:46pm  |  Reply

Kym Pruitt said:

Can this be done on the stovetop? I’d like to 1/2 the recipe and I’m afraid it wouldn’t work in the crockpot…thanks.

January 2nd, 2014 — 10:05pm  |  Reply

Christy Smith said:

I’d like to about the stove top, too. :)

January 3rd, 2014 — 1:37pm  |  Reply

Claudia said:

I made it on the stove top and it turned out great. I sprayed nonstick spray in a pot and cooked the garlic and onions first, then added the celery and carrots. I then added the chicken broth and the rest of the ingredients. Covered the pot and cooked everything on a medium to low flame for about 40 minutes and followed the recipe instructions. I was out of parsley and zucchini and it still tasted great. My kids and husband loved it.

January 11th, 2014 — 10:59pm  | 

Danielle R said:

Any suggestions on using dry beans for this recipe instead of canned? I typically do canned but bought dry to try to limit sodium. Since it’s a crockpot recipe would I soak beans and just allow them to cook with all the other ingredients?

January 3rd, 2014 — 5:30pm  |  Reply

Claudia said:

Thanks for another delicious recipe!

January 11th, 2014 — 11:00pm  |  Reply

Dawn Warne said:

Great flavor! I will definitely make this again.

February 9th, 2014 — 9:12pm  |  Reply

Mary Malesky said:

I’ve made this soup a few times this winter and love it. I’m following Weight Watchers and this soup is delicious and filling. A great “point value.”

March 1st, 2014 — 9:26am  |  Reply

Kristen said:

This was soup was so delicious, and also healthy will all those vegetables. I added a pound of chicken breast (in addition to the diced ham) for some extra protein! Love the flavors, will definitely make again!

April 22nd, 2014 — 12:36am  |  Reply

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