Navy bean and ham soup is easy, quick-cooking and packed with protein. Made with creamy navy beans, cubes of smoked ham and lots of hearty veggies, this soup recipe is ideal for prepping ahead and enjoying all week long!
8cupslow-sodium chicken brothstore-bought or homemade
12ouncescooked smoked hamcut in cubes
14ouncesnavy beansdrained and rinsed
oyster crackersoptional, to serve
Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and celery plus a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute until veggies start to soften, about 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add bay leaf, thyme and chicken broth to pan then bring to a boil. Stir in cubed ham and beans then bring to a boil again. Reduce to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly before serving. Top with oyster crackers if you wish.