Easy Ham and Bean Soup

Easy Ham and Bean Soup

  • 35 Minutes Prep1 Hour0 Total
  • 10 Servings
  • 180 Calories per Serving
A quick and easy soul-warming soup to cozy up with on a cold winter day.

Ingredient List

  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leek
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

  1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onions, leek, carrots, celery and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in chicken broth, thyme and bay leaf. Add beans and ham. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in cabbage and pepper. Continue heating 5 to 10 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Remove bay leaf.

Tips

  • Cannellini beans are also known as white kidney beans; they have a similar taste and texture.
  • If you don’t have any cabbage, try using 2 cups chopped kale instead. It will have great flavor and more color.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Cholesterol 15mg 5%, Vitamin A 45%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 6%, Iron 10%, Vitamin D 2%, Vitamin E 4%, Thiamin 15%, Riboflavin 6%, Niacin 10%, Vitamin B6 8%, Folic Acid 6%, Vitamin B12 4%, Pantothenic Acid 4%, Phosphorus 10%, Magnesium 4%, Zinc 6%, Selenium 8%, Copper 4%, Manganese 8%

Other Nutrients and Exchanges (Amount per serving)

Calories 180, Calories from Fat 45, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1/2g, Sodium 1150mg, Potassium 240mg, Total Carbohydrate 20g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 3g, Protein 13g, Beta-Carotene 80%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 1, Starch 1/2, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1/2, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 1/2, Very Lean Meat 1 1/2, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 1/2c, Grains 0oz-eq, Meat & Beans 1oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 1tsp