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Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup

Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup is a classic winter favorite that is perfect for using leftover ham or ham bones from Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 402kcal


  • 1 small yellow onion diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic 2 cloves
  • 3 celery stalks diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 large carrots diced (about 1 cup)
  • 6 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 pound dried Navy or Great Northern beans sorted of debris and rinsed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme chopped or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary chopped or 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups diced or shredded ham
  • 1 meaty ham bone optional
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped for serving


  • For extra flavor and softer onions: In a skillet or in the insert of your slow cooker you can brown in over medium-high heat, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil. Saute the onions for 3-4 minutes until softened and lightly browned. Add the garlic and saute for 20 seconds. Then add the chopped celery and carrots and saute for 4 minutes. Transfer to crockpot.
  • Stir together all the ingredients (except the parsley) in your slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high for about 5 hours or until beans are tender. If using a bone take the bone out, remove the meat, stir it into the soup, and discard the bone. Take out the bay leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve garnished with parsley.


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Potassium: 1406mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3560IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 5.3mg