The Best Ham, Bean and Tortellini Soup to make with leftover ham


So, if you have leftover ham, this EASY cozy soup is the perfect way to use it. It’s creamy, simple, and filled with delicious flavors!

This Fantastic Ham and Bean Soup will have you craving for more🤩

This ham soup is filled with delicious ham, tortellini, beans, onions, celery, garlic, and carrots and bursting with a ton of delicious and yummy flavors! 

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Why make this creamy Tortellini Soup with Beans and Ham?

First of all, there is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of hearty HAM and BEAN SOUP on a chilly night. 

Secondly, this is my go-to leftover ham recipe and my whole family enjoys it! This soup is to die for and while cooking will have your entire house smell insanely good! 

Make this for dinner, and you’ll warm the hearts and tummies of everyone at home!

This Soup is so incredibly flavorful

and hearty, and it is sure to become a family favorite.

You can use the Ham from your Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter

dinner to make this soup

This recipe also reheats very well and makes great leftovers for lunch the next day. 

If you love this soup, try these ones next:

More leftover ham recipes you’ll love!

Here are a few more of our favorite dinner recipes to make with leftover ham:

  1. Sheet Pan Pierogi Quesadilla
  2. Cheddar Ham Potato Cakes
  3. Creamy Ham and Gnocchi Bake

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The BEST Ham, Bean and Tortellini Soup

Stephanie Savoie
A Fantastic Ham and Bean soup that will have you craving for more!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -7 Servings


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups Refrigerated Cheese Tortellini
  • 1 can Cannellini Beans/White Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups cooked ham, cubed
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic, 3-4 large cloves
  • 5 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half/cereal cream
  • 2 tsp chicken bouillon powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasonings
  • 1 ½ tbsp dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups baby spinach, or more if desired


  • Heat oil in a large pot, over medium-high heat. Add ham and pan fry until they start to brown to release more flavor. Scoop out and set aside.
  • In the same pot melt 2 tbsp of butter. Add onions, celery, and carrots and saute with a little bit of salt and pepper to taste, until the onions are translucent. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute for another additional 30-35 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Sprinkle flour and cook for a minute longer, stirring constantly.
  • Gradually stir in chicken broth, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot. Add in bouillon powder, ham, beans, dijon mustard, and seasonings. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add tortellini and continue to cook, uncovered, until al dente or cooked to your liking.
  • Stir in half and half and let it heat through. Turn off the heat and add spinach. Stir until the spinach is wilted
    Serve and Enjoy!
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