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Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup

ham and bean soup

Homemade soup – what a great way to warm up on a chilly evening.  Even better, you can use leftover ham from your family’s holiday dinner.  Simple and quick to make!  I would sprinkle in some freshly ground pepper, one of my other favorite seasonings!


Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 cup dry white beans
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot slices
  • 1/2 cup celery slices
  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ham steak diced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. MSG


  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a crockpot and cook on HIGH for 3 hours.
  2. Add carrot and celery slices to the pot and continue to cook on HIGH another 2 hours.
  3. Add diced ham, salt and MSG; cook another 1-2 hours on LOW.  Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

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