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Cajun 15 Bean Soup with Ham

This scrumptious Cajun 15 bean soup with ham is loaded with bold flavor. It’s one of my favorite ham leftover recipes!

Best Cajun 15 Bean Soup Recipe

Cajun 15 Bean Soup Recipe

I’m a big fan of Hurst’s traditional 15 Bean Soup, but, I was a little skeptical about veering too far from my comfort zone to try the Cajun variety of this product.

I’m not always the most adventurous person when it comes to trying new flavors!

Since I had the product on hand, as well as some leftover ham after a recent family dinner, I decided to give the Cajun 15 Bean Soup recipe a whirl.

I followed the quick cook instructions on the bag, with just a couple minor changes. Y’all, I have to tell you that I am honestly in LOVE with the flavor in this soup, and I do believe Hurst’s Cajun 15 Bean Soup has become my new favorite variety!

Hurst's 15 Bean Cajun Soup

The Cajun seasoning packet included in the bag is really pretty magical. It’s got such a tasty blend of spices, but it’s definitely NOT too spicy!

I think what I really sent this recipe over the top was the inclusion of some leftover ham. The ham added just a touch of delicious sweetness to the soup.

If you find yourself with leftover Easter ham, this is such a great way to utilize it.

Don’t have any ham on hand? You can add your favorite protein to this dish. Smoked sausage or fresh shrimp would be amazing!

I would also suggest making a pan of my buttermilk cornbread to accompany this soup. My kids loved dunking their cornbread in the soup, and again, it adds some wonderful sweetness which pairs so nicely with that Cajun spice.

15 Bean Soup with Cajun Seasoning

If you’re like me and you’ve been eyeing Hurst’s Cajun 15 Bean Soup (you find it in the dry beans section of your favorite grocery store), trust me, it’s SOOOO good.

If you’re looking for more fantastic soup recipes, don’t miss my traditional Crock Pot 15 Bean Soup, this healthy Instant Pot White Bean Soup, and my yummy 15 Bean Salsa Chili.

Cajun 15 Bean Soup with Ham

Cajun 15 Bean Soup with Ham

Yield: 10 servings
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours

This spicy Cajun 15 bean soup is full of delicious flavor and makes a scrumptious family meal!


  • 1 20 oz. package Hurst's HamBeens® Cajun 15 BEAN SOUP
  • 1-2 lbs. leftover ham, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Place rinsed beans in a large pot with 10 cups of water.
  2. Bring beans to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and continue a medium boil for 70 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. After the first 70 minutes, add your ham, onion, tomatoes, lemon juice, and Cajun seasoning packet.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. This tastes amazing served with our tasty buttermilk cornbread!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278

Delicious Cajun 15 Bean Soup with Leftover Easter Ham

    14 Comments on “Cajun 15 Bean Soup with Ham”

  1. I have learned that I put part of the packet of the Cajun in and do a taste test. Easy on the seasonings because of the salt. Ham, onions, carrots and seasoning. I do soak my beans overnight. Making this with 3 bags of the beans for all the neighbors. I’m not fond of putting ducted tomatoes in it, the flavor of the ham gives it plenty of salt flavor and sweetness from the honey ham. Yum, can’t wait! Corn bread too. 

  2. What is in  the cajun packet. I am in the middle of making the soup and I have some how lost the packet:(

  3. I could go for a bowl of this soup. There is so much flavor in it.

  4. This looks really comforting! Such a perfect comforting meal for weeknights!

  5. This soup looks so delicious! I definitely need to put this on the dinner table. I’ve never tried the 15 bean soup before so this seems like a fun new recipe to try.

  6. I have never seen a bean and ham style soup that had a cajun twist. This is seriously making my mouth water just thinking about it.

  7. This sounds so good right now. I have a lot of beans, and I’ve been trying to think of something to make. This would be perfect!

  8. My husband loves ham and bean soup. I’ll need to give this one a try. It looks yummy.

  9. I have never tried Cajun Bean Soup but I love how hearty and flavorful this looks. I bet my husband would enjoy it.

  10. I’ve never heard of 15 Bean Soup but it sounds fantastic. I am going to see if I can find it and give it a try.

  11. Beans and ham were made to go together, so I know this soup is AMAZING. I can’t wait to make some.

  12. Yes! It doesn’t get any better than beans and ham. I can’t wait to make this. It sounds so good, and it has so much protein, fiber, and complex carbs.

  13. I have been cooking a lot of soups lately but this one is new and my family would love it. We love beans and making this soup will be on my list to try soon.

  14. I love bean soup! This time of year when it is still cold out this warms me up and fills me up! I need to try this one!

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