Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking Updated

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup comes together so easily. Hardly any work involved.

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup Photo

As we get closer and closer to April and Easter, that usually means most of us have ham on the menu at some point, right? I know for us, we always have ham for Easter. Then, after the family heads home, we have ham for DAYS!

Each year, I typically try out a variety of recipes to use the ham with so that we do not get tired of it too fast. One that I recently tried was this Slow Cooker Ham & Bean Soup. This is such a frugal meal, plus it feeds a lot!

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup Picture

We had so much soup, that we actually took some to my parents too, and shared the bean wealth. I love that you can get a package of 15 Bean Soup Mix at the store to use in this, and it is very inexpensive. I like to think of this as a perfect meal if you are doing a rice and beans budget to save up or pay off certain things.

The shocking part for me with this soup is my picky eater even ate half a bowl. Say what? We just started new dinner rules with me son; he is now to eat what we eat instead of mommy feeling like a short order cook. He did really well with this one, it was probably the most skeptical I have been so far on these rules as to whether he would eat it. He really isn’t a huge fan of beans.

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup Image

I paired it with cornbread though, and if my kids see cornbread they are all in for the meal that evening.

I decided to soak the beans overnight, and then toss them into the slow cooker in the morning. I prepped the rest of the ingredients for the slow cooker the night before. That means in the morning, I simply drained the beans and then added them in. Once we came home that evening, we had a delicious soup on a very cold day.

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Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

      10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package 15 Bean Soup, With the seasoning packet (comes in package of beans)
  • 1/2 cup White Onion, Chopped
  • 1 cup Broccoli
  • 1 14.5 ounce can Diced Tomatoes
  • 32 ounces Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Diced Ham
  • Water
  • Salt and Pepper, To taste

Directions

  1. Place the beans in a bowl, and then submerge the beans in water. Typically this is best done overnight, and then let them soak. Once they are soaked, rinse and drain them.
  2. In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine the soaked beans, seasoning packet, onion, broccoli, tomatoes, broth, and ham.
  3. Fill the slow cooker with water or additional broth up until the top or the fill line of your slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Serve with additional salt, pepper and cornbread.

Notes

  • Flavor can be added by adding in ham bone to the slow cooker as well, and then removing before serving.

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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 480 minutes
Total Time: 730 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 19
Calories 242

% Daily Value*
4%
Total Fat 2g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
17%
Sodium 409mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 34g
16%
  Dietary Fiber 13g
  Sugars 2g
33%
Protein 17g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.