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White Bean & Ham Soup

White Bean & Ham Soup

By Traeger Kitchen

A meaty ham bone helps make unreal stock for legendary comfort food soup.

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours
30 Minutes




Number of people serving


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Units of measurement:
1 Small onion, Minced
3 Stalk celery, diced
2 Clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
4 Cup chicken broth
1 Ham bone
2 bay leaves
2 Teaspoon dried thyme
1 Teaspoon dried sage
1/2 Teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
3 Carrot, peeled and diced
2 Can Great Northern or navy beans, drained and rinsed
2 Can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 Cup diced ham
To Taste salt and pepper


  • 1

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C

  • 2

    Heat oil in a large dutch oven. Add onion, celery and garlic. Cook on the Traeger, stirring every few minutes, until the onions are soft and translucent.

  • 3

    Add the chicken broth, water, bouillon, ham bone, bay leaves, thyme, sage and Chinese 5 spice to dutch oven. Cover dutch oven with lid. Close grill lid and turn heat up to High.

  • 4

    Once broth starts simmering, turn the heat back to 325 degrees F and let simmer, lid on the pot, for 1 hour.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C


  • 5

    Add in carrots and cook for an additional 15 minutes.


  • 6

    Add in 3 of the cans of drained beans and additional diced ham. Cook for 5 to 10 more minutes.

  • 7

    Take soup off the Traeger and take out the ham bone. Allow ham bone to cool before stripping it of the meat.

  • 8

    While ham bone is cooling, take the last can of drained beans and blend it along with 1 to 2 cups of the soup broth. For a creamier soup, blend more of the beans.

  • 9

    Take out the bay leaves, thyme sprigs and sage leaves and add in the blended beans. Serve, enjoy!

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