This is a real rustic soup. Beans are boiled until tender, then simmered with ham, condensed soup and processed cheese. It's something to look forward to on those cold winter nights. Perfect with fresh bread.
If your local supermarket doesn't stock dry cannellini beans, you can use dry flageolet beans or dry butter beans.
"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." - 21 Sep 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
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 - 30 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I added some diced green peppers and some cooked rattlesnake meat and this was a big hit. Everyone wanted seconds and even thirds! - 25 Nov 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)