Leftover ham? This slow cooker ham & bean soup is the perfect way to use it up! It’s a delicious soup recipe that comes together SO easily and the whole family will love!
Yum! Doesn’t that look good?! I LOVE a recipe that comes together easily in the slow cooker! Soups are great to do that way – just throw everything in the crock pot and let it go. This one is especially great for using up leftover ham. Ham is such a common main dish at so many holidays throughout the year, often leaving you with a ham bone and/or the back end of your spiral cut ham. So you can make this dish with those ham bone leftovers to really get the most of out your ham! Just chop up the ham & veggies and you’re all set! That’s it. You just dump everything in the crock pot and let it go. This recipe even uses canned beans to keep it simple! Super easy! Here’s the easy recipe:
- 1 ham bone (with majority of meat removed)
- 2-2.5 cups diced/cubed ham
- 2 15oz cans white beans (drained & rinsed)
- 3-4 carrots, diced
- 3-4 celery ribs, diced
- ½ - 1 whole onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 cups liquid (can use ham stock, chicken stock, water or a combo)
- 2 bay leaves
- Prep ingredients (drain, rinse, wash, chop).
- Place ham bone in crock.
- Dump in all the meat and vegetables. Cover with liquid and add the bay leave.
- Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
- Once done, remove bay leaves & ham bone.
- Serve and enjoy!
Yum! This is a hit with the whole family and perfect for those ham leftovers. Worried your going to be sick of ham? Then save & freeze the ham bone! You can then use that ham bone to make the soup anytime! Perfect!
Need some other ideas for leftover ham? Try these: