Navy Bean and Potato Soup Recipe


This very popular recipe for Navy Bean and Potato Soup combines ham meat with Cook’s Delight® Ham Soup Base for well rounded flavor. The recipe is very easy to make and a great use for the leftover ham from holiday dinners. This is a delicious comfort food recipe.

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New England
This Recipe Is:
6LunchGluten FreeCook’s Delight® Simply Ham Soup Base OM-844


  • 2 cups dry navy beans
  • water
  • 2 tablespoons Cook’s Delight® Ham Soup Base
  • 2 cups chopped and peeled potatoes
  • 1 (or more) cups chopped ham (optional)
  • 1/2 cup coarse shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion

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Cook’s Delight® Simply Ham Soup Base OM-844

Cook’s Delight® Low Sodium Supreme Ham Soup Base

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

1. Rinse dry navy beans.

Step 2

2. In a Dutch oven or 3-quart saucepan, combine beans and 5 cups of water.

Step 3

3. Cover pan; let stand in a cool place overnight.

Step 4

Once prepared:

Step 5

1. Or if you don’t have time to soak the beans, combine the beans and water in a pot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove mixture from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour and then drain.

Step 6

2. Add 7 1/2 cups fresh water. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and cook over medium heat while covered for 1 hour or until beans are nearly tender.

Step 7

3. Add potato, onion, carrot, ketchup, Cook’s Delight® Ham Soup Base, pepper, and ham.

Step 8

4. Return mixture to boiling; reduce heat.

Step 9

5. Simmer for 30 minutes or until beans and vegetables are tender.

Step 10

6. Mash beans and vegetables slightly, if desired.

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