Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

Try this Ham and Bean Soup for a hearty filling meal that will warm you on those chilly days. Just dump ingredients in your Crock Pot, set it, and go!

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A Delicious Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup

Winter is definitely not my favorite season. The weather sucks; no one seems to know how to drive in the snow and ice, and the sun pretty much takes this season off. Between the cold and darkness, I want to do absolutely nothing except curl up under blankets and read a good book or order takeout and binge watch Netflix. I’d like to say I spend more time doing the former, but let’s be honest, it usually ends up being the latter.

Knowing that our motivation for cooking and, well, anything involving effort, wanes quickly with the setting sun this time of year, we’ve been thinking about super simple meal ideas that take minimal effort and still manage to check that elusive “healthy eating” box. Enter this delicious ham and bean soup. Loaded with dried herbs, hearty beans, and delicious ham, this insanely easy slow cooker soup is bursting with flavor. Just chop a few veggies, dump everything into your Crockpot; set it, and go.

ingredients for crockpot ham and bean soup in a crockpot

This ham and bean soup is perfect for using up leftover veggies, since there are inevitably extra onions, carrots, and celery hanging out in the fridge from other recipes. It’s also wonderful for using up those dried beans hiding somewhere in the depths of your pantry. We love to make this ham and bean soup after the holidays with leftover ham too! The first time I made this soup it came together using only ingredients we had in the house; I didn’t have to go out and buy a thing. You can’t beat a meal that you can make from what you already have on hand, right?

So decide what great new show you’re going to binge tonight, throw this ham and bean soup together, and enjoy your evening. Stay warm!

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Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

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  • Author: Our Sweetly Spiced Life
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


Need an easy healthy Crockpot recipe for dinner tonight? Make this delicious, simple slow cooker coup that’s full of vegetasbles, herbs, hearty beans, and ham. Great for weeknights, lazy weekends, or for warming you on the coldest of days!


  • 1 Large onion, chopped
  • 3 large carrot (or 1215 baby carrots), chopped into 1/2″ slices
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 1/2 Cups dried beans and/or lentils of your choice (I use 1/2 Cup each of black beans, red beans, pinto beans, cannellini beans, and brown lentils
  • 2 Cups chopped ham, cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 8 Cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Soak beans overnight, if desired. Drain and rinse beans. (This will speed up the cooking process but is not required.)
  2. Add all ingredients into Crockpot.
  3. Cook for 5 hours on high, or about 9 hours on low, until beans reach desired doneness. (Plan on increasing these times if you didn’t soak the beans)
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Remove bay leaves before serving.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3-4 days

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