A bowl filled with ham and veggie soup made in the slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker Leftover Ham Bone Soup

Slow Cooker Leftover Ham Bone Soup with northern beans, zucchini, and celery in a delicious seasoned broth.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 1 leftover ham bone
  • 7 cups water
  • 20 whole peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 5-6 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 2 ribs celery , chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini , chopped
  • 2 carrots , peeled and diced
  • 1 russet potato , peeled and diced
  • 2 cans great northern beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1-2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover diced ham

Instructions

  • Place the ham bone, water, peppercorns, bay leaves and garlic in your slow cooker. 
  • Cook on LOW for 7 hours (if you want to, overnight) or HIGH for 3.5 hours.
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove to plate. 
  • Get rid of most of the grease, reserving just a little in the pan. 
  • Add the chopped onion, celery, zucchini, carrots, and potato to the pan and saute for a few minutes.
  • Remove the ham bone from the slow cooker. Remove any meat from it. 
  • Add the chopped ham (and any pulled from the bone), sautéed veggies, cooked bacon, and the remaining ingredients back to the broth in the slow cooker. 
  • Taste and add a little more of the spices, if needed. Cook on LOW for 2-3 more hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3560IU | Vitamin C: 11.7mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.9mg