Hearty Ham And Bean Soup Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
SpecialityMain Ingredient


 Butter1 Tablespoon
 Onion1 , chopped
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Green pepper1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
 Sweet green pepper1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
 Celery1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
 All-purpose flour2 Tablespoon
 Chicken stock2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Canned tomatoes28 Ounce (1 Can, 796 Milliliter)
 Tomatoes28 Ounce (1 Can)
 Romano beans19 Ounce
 Canned romano beans19 Ounce (1 Can, 540 Milliliter)
 Dried basil1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Ham2 Cup (32 tbs), diced
 Diced cooked ham2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), freshly grated

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 747 Calories from Fat 111

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.4%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 68.5 mg

Sodium 930 mg38.8%

Total Carbohydrates 105 g34.9%

Dietary Fiber 37.5 g150%

Sugars 9.4 g

Protein 57 g114.7%

Vitamin A 41% Vitamin C 72.4%

Calcium 40.2% Iron 50.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In 12-cup (3 liter) casserole or bowl, microwave butter at High for 1 minute, then add onion, garlic, green pepper and celery and continue to microwave, uncovered, at High for 3 minutes such that vegetables are tender.
2. Blend in flour and stock well.
3. Drain and chop tomatoes, reserving the juice.
4. To the casserole add tomatoes and beans along with their juices, basil and salt and covering with waxed paper, microwave at High for 10 minutes.
5. Stir in ham and microwave at High, uncovered, for 4 minutes.

6. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese and serve in warm soup bowls.