Southern Ham and Bean Soup
Forget about canned soup. Homemade soup tastes better than anything out there, and with our recipe, it's dinner in 30 minutes.
Why This Recipe Works
Southern Ham and Bean Soup is a favorite recipe of the test kitchen, and for good reason: Not only does it cook in just 30 minutes, but leftovers taste even better the following day. For a foolproof recipe, we added more chicken broth to thin out our Southern Ham and Bean Soup if it thickened too much during cooking. We also found that dried white beans could also be used instead of the canned beans—just make sure to soak them for 12 to 24 hours before using.