Ham and beans. Is there a more dynamic food duo?

We certainly can’t get enough. Full of flavor, hearty, quick, and cheap to fix ham and bean soup is perfect for winter, fall, and anywhere in between.

That’s why we were excited when our food blogger, Kate, put together this delicious ham and bean soup recipe using her Randall Beans Soup Base. With ham at the ready and some soup base in the fridge or freezer, this recipe can be made and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes! This dish is great for last-minute dinners or nights where you don’t feel like preparing anything extensive.

Using carrots, celery, and potatoes, this recipe is for a pretty basic ham and bean soup. But, the beauty of this soup is you can add whatever fits your tastes for a totally unique pot of soup every time.

In case you missed it, here is the recipe for our Randall Beans Soup Base featured in this recipe. Its versatility is really remarkable as the exact same base used in this Smoked Ham and Bean Soup was also used in this delicious Chicken and Vegetable Soup recipe. This base is also the perfect foundation for any other soup recipe you have in mind.

With Easter and the traditional ham dinner just around the corner, this is a great recipe to have handy. Instead of boring yourself with leftover ham sandwich after leftover ham sandwich, repurpose your leftover ham into exciting new dishes to help increase their mileage.

This recipe is a perfect Easter dinner to prepare with ham and beans!


  • 1.5 lbs. smoked ham hock, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 batch Randall Beans Soup Base
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • Optional garnish: chopped scallion or parsley leaves


  1. In a large heavy bottom pot, heat the vegetable oil and add the diced ham. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the diced carrots and celery and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the Randall Beans Soup Base and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the potatoes and carrots are fully cooked.
  4. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped scallion or parsley leaves when serving.

Leftovers often get a bad rap for being boring, but nothing is further from the truth. Leftover meals are an opportunity to repurpose and reuse your ingredients in new and delicious recipes. All you need is a little help!