ham and bean soup

Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup

Ahhh, the classic ham and white bean soup – so hearty, comforting, and super easy in a slow-cooker! The crockpot does all the work for you.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 1-cup servings


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


  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a crock-pot 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 2 hours. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

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