Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup

What’s better on a cold day than hot soup? This recipe for Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup will hit the spot after it’s been simmering all day.

Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup - Kenarry.comNothing beats a bowl of hot soup on a cold, snowy day in the winter. We were inspired to try this recipe for Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup that we found on a few years ago. We’ve affectionally nicknamed it “Blizzard Soup” because the first time we made it we were enduring one of the worst blizzards our area has ever seen. The blizzard was so terrible, there’s actually an entire Wikipedia page dedicated it. That’s how bad the storm was.

You don’t need to be under high winds and heavy snowfalls to enjoy this Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup. We’ve had it on plain old regular winter days and its just as delicious and enjoyable.

Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup aka "Blizzard Soup"
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What you need
  • 1 cup carrots
  • ¾ cup celery
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 16 oz of cooked cubed ham
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 48 oz jar northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 32 oz of reduced sodium chicken broth
  1. Peel and slice the carrots. Rinse and slice the celery. Chop the onions. Peel and cube the potatoes.
  2. Place all of the vegetables in a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker.
  3. Add garlic, ham, cumin, pepper, salt, diced tomatoes and northern beans, then stir to mix them all together.
  4. Pour chicken broth into the slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours until potatoes are tender.
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Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup can be prepared the day before and refrigerated overnight. It also freezes very well so you can save the leftovers for another day. We should also note, we chose to use cubed ham for the Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup because it’s quick and easy. The original recipe used ham hocks, ham shank or other ham bones instead of the cubed ham. That version also called for 2 bay leaves. If you try it that way, let us know how it turns out!

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Perfect for a cold day! Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup simmering in the crock pot for dinner.


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  1. says

    Stopping by from the Saturday Dishes Blog Hop.. can’t wait to try this. I’ve never made beans and ham because it seemed like a lot of work. So glad to see an easier way without a ham bone! ~Happy weekend, Stacy @

    • says

      Thanks, Stacy! I’ve never actually tried it with the ham bone like the original source recommended, so I’m not sure how the diced ham changes the flavor. I just know we like it this way – it freezes great too!

      • Vicky says

        I just came across this recipe. Really, if you use ham hocks and water, you don’t need chicken stock. Also, use dried beans for this soup. I understand having a quick soup in your recipe box can be a savior on a busy day, but really, try it with the hocks because the smoky ham flavored broth is far superior to chicken broth and diced ham.

  2. says

    This looks like a great soup recipe! Most of the white bean soups I’ve seen are so bland, but I love that yours looks flavorful, and I love even more that it cooks in the slow cooker!
    Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!


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