Ham and White Bean Soup Recipe

This hearty soup with ham and white beans is ideal for colder weather. It’s made with tender ham, white beans, vegetables, and seasonings that are flavorful. Here’s a recipe for ham and white bean soup to get you started:

1 pound (2 1/2 cups) dry white beans, like cannellini or Great Northern
2 quarts of water
2-3 pounds smoked ham shanks or ham hocks
2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence, or Italian seasoning
1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup diced onions (about 1 small onion)
1 cup chopped celery (about 2-3 ribs)
2/3 cup chopped carrots (about 1 medium carrot)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
Tabasco sauce
Salt and pepper
Fresh parsley