Ham, Cabbage and White Bean Soup

Sunday, March 13, 2016
If you want a delicious ham and cabbage soup you just hit the jackpot! This ham cabbage and white bean soup is a hearty soup will make you crave it often. It's fabulous in flavor! Don't miss out on trying this old classic!

This is ham cabbage and white bean comfort soup. It has tomatoes, carrots and ham and vegetables all on top of stove in one pot

this is a pot of ham cabbage and vegetable starter to make ham and cabbage with white bean soup

This is ham cabbage and white bean comfort soup. It has tomatoes, carrots and ham and vegetables all on top of stove in one pot

If you're looking to warm you up this is the soup to make!

This is one of our favorite soups Ham, Cabbage and White Bean Soup.

It really is the perfect meal on a rainy day. Here in Florida, we don't get much cooler weather, but when we do this tops the lists of must makes.

I love the fresh plum tomatoes, carrots, celery, white navy beans and cabbage, it's the perfect combination of flavors.

You can use chicken, bacon or any smoked pork to make a great broth.

This is ham cabbage and white bean comfort soup. It has tomatoes, carrots and ham and vegetables all on top of stove in one pot

It sure is a tasty bowl of comfort soup especially when you add some crusty Italian bread or even some homemade corn bread will do just fine.

If you're a cabbage and ham lover, this is the perfect bowl of yum for you! You can also add carrots and potatoes or if you're not a potato lover leave them out!

If you're looking for a hearty soup, you hit the jackpot with this one.

This is ham cabbage and white bean comfort soup. It has tomatoes, carrots and ham and vegetables all on top of stove in one pot

Substitute whatever your family loves! Everything can go in soup!

When mom would make this ham, cabbage and white bean soup, I always knew what she was making by it's strong smell and I loved it.

I love cabbage, some folks are not too fond of it but it's so healthy for you.

I have substituted other greens in this soup like escarole instead of cabbage which is a much milder green, still the taste will be fabulous.

Mom called greens. beans, ham and escarole, minestra. Not sure if I spelled it right.

You really can use any greens you prefer. Savoy cabbage which is also referred to as curly cabbage is very good in this soup.

My kids prefer all bacon flavor or smoked pork chops off the bone in this soup. Either way it will be delicious!

Ham, cabbage and white beans make it a thick broth while cooking, it is an amazing pot of hearty deliciousness!


This is ham cabbage and white bean comfort soup. It has tomatoes, carrots and ham and vegetables all on top of stove in one pot

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This is ham cabbage and white bean comfort soup. It has tomatoes, carrots and ham and vegetables all on top of stove in one pot

Ham Cabbage and White Bean Soup

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 15 mins


Leftover Ham with bone attached (if it has honey or glaze on it rinse it off with cold water) pull chunks off and add to the pot along with the bone. You can also just buy pre packaged ham cubes to add. Chicken breast, bacon and smoked pork chops work great also!
6 carrots cleaned and sliced or a few cups of finger carrots
6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups small navy beans freshly cooked or canned other white beans (if canned rinse well)
5 or 6 cut up plum tomatoes fresh or canned
2 stalks of celery with leaves minced
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 head cabbage, cut into quarters
1- 16 oz can chicken broth or homemade that's what I use
1/2 white wine
1/2 teaspoon each oregano, basil, garlic powder, thyme, parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
cayenne pepper (optional) just a pinch


In a large pot, fill water half full, add broth, wine, all the vegetables, ham bone and herbs.
Sprinkle to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until all vegetables are tender.  Add beans, cook 1/2 hour more. If in need add more water or chicken broth. Remove ham off the bone and add back to the pot.
 Serve with crusty Italian bread broken up in the bowl... or just dunk it!
Try this in the crockpot too!
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  1. Love, Love, LOVE bean soup - this looks amazing! BRAVO!

  2. What a delicious soup :) I love them in this season,. Bye, have a great week

  3. I love the! My dad used to make it all of the time, but he did not add the beans. We called it a "boiled dinner".

  4. I remember doing research on a soup with cabbage and Greg's comment sounds familiar being an Eastern states related recipe... I do like a hearty soup loaded with beans, meat broth and veggies - this is a great and easy recipe Claudia... have a great week...

  5. Ah! A soup to warm body and soul. It looks wholesome and delicious and I'd love to have a bowl. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. White beans are something I always eat with cornbread, but this soup does look like a delicious change of pace. Love the big chunks of ham and veggies in there. Well done Claudia! XOXOX

  7. That looks so warming and delicious! Just took off a pot of split pea soup, but want to try this one soon. You don't happen to have a recipe for shin beef soup, do you? My mom's was amazing and, sadly, I never got the recipe. I've played around but never gotten it just right.

  8. It's dreary. And raining. And gray. I have all the ingredients - except ham - but turkey kielbasa might work. And I am going to bring this honey together.

  9. This soup looks wonderful and so do the ones in linkedin photos below it. ;)

  10. This looks lovely! Cabbage is so overlooked in other soups, and the white beans are gorgeous :)

  11. What a comforting bowl of soup! I love your pictures - really gorgeous!

  12. I think I'm making this with my ham bone that I have. It looks awesome!

  13. It's like a big, happy hug in a bowl :) Looks delicious and warm and perfect!


  14. I love this soup, my mom used to make this all the time after Christmas dinner (because we always had ham for Christmas). Yours looks great!

  15. This looks delicious, Claudia! There is just something so comforting about bean soup. This will go on my must try list to use with leftover Christmas ham! Yum and buzzed!

  16. Dear Claudia, A beautiful and comforting soup. Blessings, Catherine xo

  17. I love white beans. I was surprised to see all the potatoes in there. Very tasty!

  18. For sure, I would love to make this version of the bean soup in the crock pot, with the ham! Love, love, cabbage in the soup. The ingredients sound amazing!

  19. I just threw this soup together in my Crockpot using part of a big, thick-cut ham steak and cannot wait to get home this evening to eat it! The soup looks wonderful (just like the pictures) and is going to taste even better! Thanks for sharing...

  20. Sounds like a hearty way to use leftover ham.

  21. This soup looks delicious!! I would love to try it!

  22. This is one I think my mother in law would love. I am going to pass this one on for sure.

  23. This soup looks and sounds so hearty and comforting! Simply delicious! I love the combination of ham and cabbage - so delicious.

  24. Such a wholesome and delicious soup! I have cabbage and beans in my pantry and I'm going to try it out right away!


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