How Do You Make Lima Bean Soup With Ham?

How Do You Make Lima Bean Soup With Ham?

How Do You Make Lima Bean Soup With Ham?

Lima bean soup uses leftover ham, lima beans and a combination of other flavors and ingredients. The soup is allowed to simmer for about an hour, until the flavors meld and a delicious comfort food takes shape.

Ham and Lima Bean Soup

This recipe is easily adjustable to suit any taste and is a way to use up leftover ham after the holidays.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ready In: 1 hour 20 minutes

Yield: 10 servings


  • 3 16-ounce packages frozen lima beans
  • 3 cups diced ham, more or less to taste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 russet potato, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 sliced processed cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot, bring the ham, lima beans, onion, potato, butter, cheese, cornstarch, water, celery salt and pepper to a boil. Stir often, until the butter is melted.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the soup for 1 hour or until the beans are tender. Serve hot.

For an even easier ham and lima bean soup, mix all the ingredients in a Crock-Pot or other slow cooker. Cook on high for about 4 hours.