Ham and White Bean Soup

Ham and White Bean Soup

This soup is easy for toddlers to eat. It’s perfect the way it is or blended into a more creamy texture if you think the kids are more likely to eat it that way.

You’ll Need

  • 2 lb ham bone or ham hocks
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 900ml tetra packs low sodium vegetable/chicken stock
  • 3 cans white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

Prep and Cook

  • 1
    Place ham bone or hocks in a large pot and cover with water.
  • 2
    Bring water to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  • 3
    Remove the bone or ham hocks from the pot and set aside to cool.
  • 4
    Reserve 4 cups of the stock and discard the rest.
  • 5
    When cool, remove the ham from the bone and shred or cut into chunks.
  • 6
    In a large stock or soup pot, melt butter over low heat.
  • 7
    Add onion, garlic, carrots, celery and rosemary and saute over medium-high heat until softened (5 minutes).
  • 8
    Add reserved ham stock, vegetable stock, beans and ham to the pot and bring to a boil.
  • 9
    Reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • 10
    To serve, ladle soup into warmed bowls and serve with whole wheat bread sticks or crackers.

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