Use every last bit of leftover ham in a comfortingly creamy soup seasoned with hearty cannellini beans and other on-hand staples like frozen peas. Make a larger batch and freeze to enjoy bowls of steaming and flavor packed Ham-It-Up White Bean Soup at any moment.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 1 can (14.5 fl. oz.) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups (about 6 oz.) cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 can (15.5 oz.) cannellini (white kidney) beans, undrained
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- Ground black pepper (optional)
HEAT oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and broth. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Add ham, beans and peas. Heat through. Season to taste with pepper.
• One cup coarsely chopped spinach leaves can be substituted for the peas.
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This was so easy to make and it was delicious.... I think I'm going to put the beans in the blender because I have some picky eaters in my house. That way they don't have to **** into a bean heee heee sneaky sneaky
I love this soup. I make it everytime I make a spiral ham and I love spiral ham. The soup is filling and so tasty. I just omit the peas.
Easy and Good Ham and white Bean Soup
I love this recipe! It's realy good and so hearty. I serve it with cornbread. It makes a cold day a lot warmer. My sister has her own recipe and I loved it but this one is better.
Easy and Yummy
I made this with some left over ham so I did not have as much as the recipe call for, but I added extra peas and beans. It was very tasty, and without asking my husband said this recipe was a keeper.
Everyone loves this soup. You can even substitute the peas or spinach with whatever you have on hand. The possibilities are endless for your leftovers.
Ham-it-up White Bean Soup
I loved this recipe. Instead of peas, I substituted carrots, as I have an allergy to peas. But this reciped was still very good.