Ham, Potato, and Green Bean Soup

Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup

Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup might not sound like the most exciting recipe in the world, but I promise that this soup is surprisingly delicious. Each time that I have made this, my friends and family members have eyed it suspiciously, but when the take their first bite, they make that sound. You know the one. It’s a cross between a moan of pleasure and mm, the universal sound for this is good. I am tremendously satisfied when a recipe gets this response from people, and Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup gets this response every time I make it.

Ham, Potato, and Green Bean Soup

You may remember that I used my leftover ham bone to make ham broth.  After making pressure cooker collard greens and ham, I still had 6 cups of leftover ham broth and 2 cups of leftover ham.  I needed a recipe that would use these up.   I considered making some bean soup using ham broth, but then, I remembered that last year, I made this soup for the Best Pennsylvania Dutch, Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup.   It was delicious, and at the time, I had everything I needed to make it, but today, I didn’t.  So, I made a few changes to this delicious recipe, and it was just as good.  I may have actually liked it a little better because I didn’t have to run to the store for any ingredients, and I love that feeling of knowing that I used up every last bit of leftovers and squeezed every last bite out of the groceries that I’ve purchased. 

Ham, Potato, and Green Bean Soup

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Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup
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Serves: 6
This makes 6, 2 cup servings.  If you don't have ham broth, you can add water instead and increase the bouillon cubes to 4 - 6 (taste the broth after each addition to ensure that it's not too salty.) 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 cups ham broth
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cut green beans, drained
  • 4 small to medium russet potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  1. Heat coconut oil in a 4 quart, or larger, pot
  2. Add onion and garlic to pan and saute, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until onions are becoming translucent
  3. Add ham broth, bouillon cubes, chopped ham, potatoes, and green beans to pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are partially cooked.
  5. Add macaroni to soup and cook for 10 - 15 minutes, or until pasta is cooked.
  6. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Nutrition information listed below is for a two cup serving of Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup prepared according to the recipe above.

Ham Green Bean and Potato Soup Nutrition Label

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