Crockpot Ham & Bean Soup

We all love a good crock pot soup recipe, right?  Just set it and go.

For this crockpot ham and bean soup, I prepped the veggies the night before, placed them in a storage container and popped them in the fridge.

This soup recipe was a hit with my family. (And my weeknight cooking blues)

Crock Pot Ham & Bean Soup

Crockpot Bean & Ham Soup - Don't Sweat The Recipe

I’m always looking for a different ham bone soup to use those bones sitting in my freezer.

You can use a leftover ham bone or chopped ham steaks. Either works great.

Choose either great northern beans or navy beans. And there is no need to soak the beans when slow cooking.

How to Make Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

Placed the dried beans, ham, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, water, chicken broth, bay leaf, thyme, salt, and pepper in the slow cooker.

Cook on high for 2 hours.

After 2 hours set to low and cook another 6 hours.

Crock Pot Bean & Ham Soup

To make this soup thicker, I removed the lid at about 6 1/2 to 7 hours of cooking time and let it keep cooking until we were ready to eat.

I would say that was about 2 hours later.  If you don’t have time for that you could make a slurry or just mash some of the beans with a potato masher.

Consider serving with one of our favorite bread recipes such as s Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread, No Knead Skillet Bread, or Soft and Fluffy One Hour Dinner Rolls.

Crockpot Bean & Ham Soup - Don't Sweat The Recipe

Serve and enjoy.

Best Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

Crockpot Bean & Ham Soup

Crockpot Bean and Ham Soup - Easy to prep, set and let it cook! Creamy, comforting healthy soup perfect for those cold nights.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs 45 mins
Total Time8 hrs
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 161kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 32 oz Dried Northern Beans
  • 1 Ham bone or diced ham chunks
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 4 Carrots diced
  • 4 Stalks Celery diced
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced
  • 4 cup Water
  • 4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp of Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Sort beans and remove any debris or rocks.
  • Rinse beans under cold water.
  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Then cook on low for about 6 hours (until beans are tender)
  • Remove bay leaf and serve.


Calories: 161kcal

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