Cajun Ham & Bean Soup

I am currently working on making large batches of one dinner to serve on the nights that TJ, hubby, is at school. I was just finding it too hard to get the energy and motivation to cook on the nights he didn’t come home in the evenings. I was making bad choices and just snacking through the evenings, which then led me to have trouble calorie counting, then I just gave up and ate whatever.

It’s time to start battling the evening meals and the evening snacking! So on Sunday I make a large meal – so far I have been focusing on soups. Then on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays I eat that meal.

I thought for sure I would hate it by Thursday, but it has been great. With the soups I can add different toppings or if its a chunky soup I have even served it on top of spaghetti squash.

You can either serve this soup as a chunky broth based soup or pull out your hand blender and blend it to a smooth creamy soup. The seasoning in this also has a nice bite to it, but feel free and alter the cayenne pepper to change the heat. I actually topped the bowl pictured above with some greek yogurt (you can use sour cream if you want to), it was so good!

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Cajun Ham & Bean Soup


  • 2 cans white beans
  • 2 cups ham diced
  • 3 cups stock
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper more or less for hotter or milder
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning


  1. Add carrots, garlic and onions to large pan sprayed with cooking spray
  2. Cook till start getting tender about 4 minutes
  3. Add ham and cook for 2 more minutes
  4. Add stock and boil for 10 minutes
  5. Add beans and bring to a boil
  6. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes
  7. *Blend smooth with a hand mixer if you want a creamier soup

Servings: 8 | Calories: 179 | Fat: 2 | Carbohydrate: 23 | Fiber: 7 | Protein: 17

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