Butter Bean Soup

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
5 cups chicken stock
2 (16 oz.) bag frozen butter beans
1 pound smoked ham, diced
1 cup milk, warm
Salt and pepper, to taste





In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium high heat until hot. Add onions, carrots, celery salt and pepper and saute until tender. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. While stock is boiling add frozen butter beans and bring down to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, covered.  While butter beans are cooking put smoked ham in a sauté pan until just brown on edges and set aside.  After butter beans are cooked thoroughly, puree in blender or immersion blender. Once pureed add warmed milk and blend well. Add smoked ham and serve.

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By samantha kanniard on July 14, 2013


This was so easy to make & one of my family's favorites

By Kelly23 on May 26, 2012


What do you do if you cant find 2 (16 oz.) bag frozen butter beans? Can I use cans drained, what would you suggest?

By Jennifer on April 20, 2012


OMG, the Butter Bean Soup is so good. I also eat it with a crusty bread. Yummy!

By Samantha Miller on February 24, 2011


My family loved your Butter Bean soup; I used 2 stalks of celery instead of 1 stalk, added 2 chopped hard boiled eggs & used half & half instead of milk. Soup was very creamy & thick. (we northern folks like to use hard boiled eyes in our soup). When I make a new dish for dinner my husband remarks "it must be Paula Deen night". Love you and your family!

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