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Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup Recipe

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.

If the weather outside is frightful, it’s time to make a full pot of Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup. It will warm you up on cold, snowy days. 

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

Nothing 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 RecipeTips.com 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.

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

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 it’s just as delicious and enjoyable.

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

What you need:

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Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients Needed:

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

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

Serving Suggestions for Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup

  • 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!
  • Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup can be served with your favorite crackers and a side salad. It would also be wonderful with our recipe for Sweet and Buttery Cornbread.
Perfect for a cold day! Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup simmering in the crock pot for dinner.

What’s your favorite soup to make in the slow cooker on a cold, snowy day? Please comment below and share. We’re always looking for new ideas, especially ones that use the crockpot to make lazy snowy days easier.

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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.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker, slow cooker soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 497kcal
Author: Carrie Ypma

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Carrots
  • 3/4 cup Celery
  • 2 Potatoes
  • 2 Onions Medium Sized
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Garlic
  • 16 oz Ham Cooked and Cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes Can – Drained
  • 48 oz Northern Beans Jar – Drained and Rinsed
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth Reduced Sodium

Instructions

  • Peel and slice the carrots. Rinse and slice the celery. Chop the onions. Peel and cube the potatoes.
  • Place all of the vegetables in a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Add garlic, ham, cumin, pepper, salt, diced tomatoes and northern beans, then stir to mix them all together.
  • Pour chicken broth into the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours until potatoes are tender.

Notes

Inspired by Recipetips.com

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1774mg | Potassium: 1507mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3701IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 7mg
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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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Inspired Ideas is a regular feature on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®, sharing ideas we’ve found from Pinterest or other online resources. The words and photos used in this post are our own, derived from our personal experience implementing this idea. 

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Originally published February 2014. Updated April 2020.

25 Comments

  1. 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 @ Huddlenet.com

    1. 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!

      1. 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. 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!

    1. Thanks for stopping by today. The soup definitely is full of flavor. I think the chicken broth base helps with that. It freezes well too, Jamie! Enjoy!

  3. So glad you put this back out on social media. I missed it years ago apparently. My fav bean is the white bean and love love love me some ham. Perfect combo if you’re asking.

    Thanks for sharing!!

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