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Creamy Green Bean Soup Recipe
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Creamy Green Bean Soup

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"Creamy green bean soup my mother always made from fresh green beans out of the garden!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Place the water, ham, green beans, potatoes, and onions into a large saucepan or soup pot, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until the ham and vegetables are very tender, about 45 minutes. Skim off any excess fat. Pour in the cream, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2010

This will work well in a slow cooker also. Just wait till the last 45 minutes and add cream and set cooker on high. I like the slow cooker in the hotest summer months. We live in NV where the mid day can be clost to 115 or 120. Have to keep the kitchen COOL.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 13, 2011

Extremely bland!

Dec 21, 2010

What a great way to use up that ham bone taking up freezer space! I didn't have any cream so I used skim milk powder instead. I don't think anyone noticed the difference because my kids and husband loved it.

Apr 06, 2011

I loved this recipe.......I just "tweaked" it a bit to make it my own. I added Chicken boullion, I used the pre-packaged (8 oz.) chopped ham bits (usually used in omlets) that you find in the dairy section with the cold cuts. I also added a few teaspoons of Oscar Meyer bacon bits. Instead of fresh onions I used seasoned onion flakes from my spice rack. The broth is thin but oh so good!

Mar 23, 2011

This is simply delicious! I made a few changes though. I used ham boullion in the water and used about twice the amount of beans. Also I didn't have enough ham on hand so I threw in some leftover bacon i had in the freezer. At first I thought it was a bit bland, but after sitting for an hour after cooking, the flavors came through a lot more. The broth is really thin so if you like a thicker soup, add more veggies. I will certainly make this again!!!!! You won't be disappointed!

Aug 19, 2010

just wondering if you can freeze this. It is sooooo good!!

Sep 22, 2012

Absolutely loved it. Read some of the other reviews. Used 7 cups chicken broth rather than 8 cups water. I threw in fresh mushrooms. Used white was delicious!!! Hubby said to make sure this was a "keeper."

Feb 17, 2013

Will not make again. Not much taste. Even tried to spice it up after I was done with this, but no use. Just blah. :-(


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  • Calories
  • 467 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 32.2 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 24.4 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 1776 mg
  • 71%

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

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