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Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

The add-in veggies are totally optional and not an exact science. Toss in what you have or what sounds good. It'll be awesome!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Author: SlowCookerKitchen.com


  • 1 leftover ham bone with meat ~or~ 2 to 3 cups shredded or diced
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1/2 head celery
  • 2 1/2 cups of dried white beans soaked previously overnight ~or~ 4 cans
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves optional
  • 2 teaspoons parsley dried
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Spray, oil or butter the slow cooker insert
  • Dice up your veggies and ham if not using a ham bone
  • Toss everything in the crockpot and pour broth over the top
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 10 hours
  • When ready to serve stir well and remove the ham bone and bay leaves.