Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup Recipe -
Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup Recipe
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Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

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"This was a spur of the moment recipe I made to use the ham bone left from Easter. It's really easy and tastes great on a cold evening!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    8 hrs 23 mins


  1. Place 15-bean soup mix in a large bowl and cover with several inches of cool water; soak in refrigerator 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. Place 15-bean soup mix, ham bone, cooked ham, chicken broth, water, onion, carrots, great Northern beans, garlic, black pepper, salt, and bay leaf in a slow cooker; stir to combine. Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2012

I followed this recipe exactly BUT I added 1 more cup of water and 1 more cup of chicken broth as I had more ham than it called for and I'm glad I did. WOW did this turn out good and so easy too. Soaked my beans the night before, threw it all in the slowcooker in the morning and came home to a wonderful pot of soup! YUM! Will definitely make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 04, 2013

Taste like a lot of beans. If that's your thing I say go for it.

Dec 31, 2012

This was delicious! I added more liquid and a can of diced tomatoes. It was even better on the second day. A great meal with some hearty bread or a grilled cheese sandwich.

Jan 09, 2013

This was delicious. I left out the ham bone...didn't have one and added a can of chopped tomatoes. The whole family loved it!!!

Jan 02, 2013

Great soup and great way to use up the Christmas ham. I Also wanted to spice it up so added a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, and one can of regular diced tomatoes with all the juice. I added in more spices and garlic and some chopped celery. The house smelled so good, makes a ton of soup.

Feb 16, 2013

Absolutely delicious! Will make again soon. Added a 1/2 cup tomato sauce and 1 tsp siracha hot sauce to give a little zip.,was amazing!

Jan 01, 2014

Excellent recipe! minor changes - added a can of diced tomatoes and several dashes of Franks hot sauce - just added some flavor, not hot. I used 4 cups broth, 2 cups water. The store was out of 15 bean soup mix so I used the dried great northern white beans (16 oz bag) in place of it and omitted the can of northern white beans, of course. Otherwise I followed the recipe and will use again whenever I have a ham bone. Blending two cups of soup and adding back in one hour prior to serving helped to slightly thicken up and enhanced flavor. thanks for the recipe!

Feb 19, 2013

Amazing soup recipe! Definitely add a can of diced tomatoes (I used the ones with garlic and onion)...Added a can of chick peas and white kidney beans instead of the 15 bean soup mix because I didn't realize they needed to soak overnight...Will be making this soup again anytime I have leftover ham...Thank you!


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  • Calories
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 10.9 g
  • 44%
  • Protein
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 1114 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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