Ham, Green Bean and Potato Soup

    1 hour

    A great soup for the winter, which is simple to make and very hearty. It's creamy and packed full of ham, green beans and potatoes. Enjoy with fresh crusty bread.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 2 litres water
    • 900g fully-cooked ham, chopped
    • 440g fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1.75cm pieces
    • 465g cubed potatoes
    • 2 onions, sliced
    • 250ml cream
    • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Place the water, ham, green beans, potatoes and onions into a large saucepan. Bring to the 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. Serve.

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    This is a fabulous dish that lasts quite a while. It maintains its flavour even while sitting in the fridge. I substituted the cream for zero fat greek yogurt for a healthier twist. I would even suggest that if you are watching your intake that you could comfortably reduce the amount of potatoes. I also used gammon shank rather then ham only because it was on hand. This is going in our permanent recipes file  -  15 Dec 2013


    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.  -  20 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  19 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)