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ham bean soup slow cooker

Slow Cooker Ham & White Bean Soup

A hearty soup that's made with yummy leftover ham, simple pantry ingredients and a few seasoning. This is how to stretch your food budget without sacrificing taste!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 8


  • 1 bag great Northern beans (SMALL white beans) I use Goya brand
  • 2 cups chopped ham (leftover or deli sliced)
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium yellow onion - chopped
  • 2 carrots - chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic - grated I use a microplane


  • Place beans, ham, stock and water in crockpot.
  • Heat olive oil in a small skillet. Add onions, carrots, garlic and cook until tender. Add salt, pepper and thyme. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add all ingredients to crock pot. Place lid on and set to cook ON LOW/6 HOURS (check for tenderness and cook longer if needed), ON HIGH/4 HOURS.
  • When done, serve hot with a dollop of sour cream and or hot sauce.