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White Bean and Ham Soup
© Hannah Queen

White Bean and Ham Soup

  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 6

When Grace Parisi was growing up, her mother made white bean and escarole soup every Friday. To transform the soup into a main course, Parisi substitutes ham and spiced croutons for the greens.

  1. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  2. 1 large white onion, coarsely chopped
  3. 1 carrot, coarsely shredded
  4. 1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
  5. 3 thyme sprigs
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  7. 4 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  8. Three 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, drained
  9. 1 pound smoked ham in 1 piece
  10. 1 1/2 cups cubed (1-inch) baguette
  11. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  12. 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  13. Salt
  14. Freshly ground pepper
  15. 1 scallion, thinly sliced crosswise
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large soup pot, melt the butter. Add the onion, carrot, garlic, thyme and coriander and cook the vegetables over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the stock, beans and ham and bring to a boil. Cover partially and cook over moderate heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, toss the baguette cubes with the olive oil and paprika and season with salt. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until toasted.
  3. Remove the ham from the soup and cut it into 1/2-inch pieces. Discard the thyme sprigs. Working in 2 batches, transfer the soup to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Return the soup to the pot and stir in the diced ham. Season the soup with salt and pepper and ladle into warmed shallow bowls. Top with the croutons and scallion and serve.
Make Ahead The soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. The croutons can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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