Creamy Ham and Beans Recipe -
  • READY IN 35 mins

Creamy Ham and Beans

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"This soup freezes well and many people who don't like ham and beans like this soup. It serves 20, depending on the appetites of people eating this delicious soup. Note: I usually soak beans overnight and then they will cook faster. Also only mash a few beans to check them for softness, don't mash them all."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings (approximately) Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Add beans to boiling water and cook on high. Beans will soak up some water, so you will need to add more water later.
  2. As soon as beans can be mashed with fork, add ham and onions, let cook until beans and ham are done.
  3. Turn down to medium heat and add soup and cheese. Stir frequently while soup and cheese are mixed into the beans. When cheese is melted turn off heat and serve. Leftovers may be frozen.
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Dec 26, 2003

"This is a great bean soup recipe. Will make again. Although had to add a little bit more spices at the end, it still was wonderful."

Aug 05, 2010

AWESOME. We put the beans, ham, and onion in the slow cooker for 8 hours and mixed in the soup and cheese about 20 minutes before serving. Didn't even get any to freeze


15 Ratings

Nov 25, 2012

I added some diced green peppers and some cooked rattlesnake meat and this was a big hit. Everyone wanted seconds and even thirds!

Apr 17, 2012

Without a doubt this is the best bean (soup) we have ever had. Definitely soak the beans overnight or at least all day. I used 8 cups of chicken broth instead of the water and 1 pound of soaked beans. I put that on the stove and brought them to a boil and then turned them down to a simmer. About an hour later, I added my onions and ham...maybe about 2 to 2 1/2 cups of ham (what was left from easter after sandwiches). Returned to a simmer until done...about another 1 1/2 hours. I then added 2 cans of the soup and 8 ounces of Velveeta and about 1 1/2 cups more chicken broth for the soupiness we like. It was amazing. I am sure it would be good just as written...just thought I'd share what had my family saying "OMG that was good" all evening.

Jan 14, 2012

VERY easy and great for holiday leftovers. I used shredded cheddar cheese instead of the fake cheese and it was spectacular! Super yummy with sliced ciabatta bread, or italian bread.

Oct 13, 2010

This is a keeper. Family loved it. Even the kids. I added Italian seasoning and lots of garlic and garlic salt. I made this in the slow cooker.

Sep 04, 2006

One of my family's favorite wintertime comfort meals. Great with cornbread!

Dec 29, 2010

Great meal and other than the ham, pretty inexpensive to make - I had it cooking all day and put in the crock pot with the cheese and soup for several hours. (good with ketchup and hot sauce added per bowl too!)


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  • Calories
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 7.5 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 17.1 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 835 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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