Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup

Hearty, cozy and just so easy! The crockpot does all the work for you. Perfect to use up that leftover hambone!

Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup - Hearty, cozy and just so easy! The crockpot does all the work for you. Perfect to use up that leftover hambone!

Los Angeles apparently has a winter season. It’s been in the 80s all week until it finally hit 59 degrees today. And when you live in Southern California, 59 is cold. Like parka, sweater-weather-Ugg cold.

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Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup - Hearty, cozy and just so easy! The crockpot does all the work for you. Perfect to use up that leftover hambone!

And then you curl up on the couch with this cozy soup, easily made courtesy of your crockpot.

I’m serious. You’ll simply dump everything right in there – the hardest part is dicing up your veggies.

Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup - Hearty, cozy and just so easy! The crockpot does all the work for you. Perfect to use up that leftover hambone!

Best of all, you can use up that leftover hambone from the holidays! If not, diced black forest ham will also do the trick so you can enjoy this all year long.

Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup

Hearty, cozy and just so easy! The crockpot does all the work for you. Perfect to use up that leftover hambone!

Ingredients:

  • 1 leftover hambone
  • 2 cups leftover diced ham*
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Place hambone, ham, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, beans, oregano, rosemary and bay leaves into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in 6 cups water until well combined; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. Remove and discard hambone.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

*Black forest ham can be substituted.