How Do You Make Lima Bean Soup With Ham?


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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.

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How Do You Make Lima Bean Soup With Ham?
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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.

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