Filling chunky ham and bean soup recipe

chunky ham and bean soup

I made this chunky ham and bean soup quickly on Monday evening and to be honest, it has got to be the best soup I have ever made. It was so tasty. I love how filling it is and after a bowlful at lunchtime, it warmed me up and kept me full, stopping me picking at anything naughty in between meals.

The recipe is very SW friendly and it’s a synfree lunch or dinner option. This recipe makes a huge saucepan full and has given me 3 big portions to take for my lunch at work. Perfect for when you need warming up or a quick filling meal.


2 carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 sticks of celery, chopped
400g of lean ham, chopped in to bitesize pieces
1 carton of passatta with onion and garlic
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons of tomato puree
1 can of baked beans
Frylight (or similar)


– In a large saucepan, spritz some Frylight and fry the carrots, onion, garlic, ham and celery for 4-5 minutes until soft
– Pour in the passatta and give it a good stir
– Simmer the soup for 10 minutes
– Add a splash of worcestershire sauce and stir
– Add the can of baked beans and tomato puree
– Stir, bring to the boil and simmer for another 5 minutes until fully cooked through
– Enjoy!

I’m not a fan of tomato soup but this soup really is beautiful. I love how thick and chunky it is and it really does fill you up.

I’ve had it for my lunch at work this week and really enjoyed it. Best of all, it’s completely synfree as it uses free, speed and protein foods so you can fill up on it without having to touch any syns. I dunked a Ryvita crispbread in to my soup which was lovely.

ham soup 1

I’ll be making this soup again over the weekend for next week’s lunchtimes at work, it’s a definite favourite of mine!

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 28/01/2015 / 11:02 pm

    That soup looks lovely, I really like finding new soups and like to take them to work too so I may well be making this one! x

  2. 29/01/2015 / 9:55 am

    This sounds delicious! I think I’ll have to give it a try x

  3. 19/02/2015 / 7:55 pm

    Thanks for the recipe – sometimes I shy away from soups because they don’t leave me full, but this one definitely sounds like a hearty meal!

  4. 14/04/2015 / 7:48 pm

    Sounds delicious- I have reblogged on my site so I can find it and have a go!

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