White Bean Soup Recipe

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Nothing sounds better to me on a cold night than a bowl of hot soup. Probably one of my favorite things about soup is that making one is usually really easy! In fact, this soup came about one night when I was low on time and hadn’t been grocery shopping in a while. I had a couple cans of white beans, so I threw some things together and this white bean soup turned out delicious! The ingredients listed below are what I used, but feel free to adjust to your liking!

  • 2 cans of white beans – drained (Navy beans or Great Northern beans – I used one can of each!)
  • 1-2 C of chopped carrots (to your liking)
  • 2 1/4 C of water
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1.5 T butter
  • 1/2 C chopped onion (optional)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3-4 slices deli ham

I chopped up some baby carrots (since that’s what I had) and sauteed them with some butter until they were soft, but still a little crunchy (I don’t like mushy carrots). If you were adding onion (which I didn’t have) you would saute it with the carrots. I then added the water, salt and pepper. I mashed up the can of Navy beans using a potato masher (it gave the soup a nice consistency) and then added the other can of Great Northern Beans (un-mashed). And you could certainly use “real” ham, but I went with what I had and tore up some slices of deli ham! I threw in a Bay Leaf (I really don’t know why other than it seems like every soup like this I’ve made in the past had a Bay Leaf in it). I let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes until it was nice and hot and then served! I seasoned with a little more salt/pepper to taste.

White Bean Soup Recipe

 

I really love this soup! It’s easy, filling, and my husband even liked it (and he’s not a soup person). I had it for leftovers the next day and thought the taste was even better!

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Jamie

Jamie

Stylist and Blogger at JK Style
Jamie loves a little black dress, chips and salsa, and is obsessed with subscription boxes. She tries to maintain an air of sophisticated city life while actually living next to a wheat field. Or is it alfalfa? Corn? She doesn’t know. You can find her blogging about style and shopping at JK Style. She lives in rural Oklahoma with her husband and baby boy.
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