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Bean and Ham Soup

I took my doggies to get a summer haircut.
They look so cute.
Meet Lily and Emma.

I finished simmering the bean soup.
It smelled so good in the house today. It was chilly outside and a perfect day for soup. Here is my recipe for bean soup. Here are the directions for soaking your beans. Do you have any variations to bean soup that you do?

Bean and Ham Soup

This is a great recipe for using that left over ham bone.


  • 1 ham bone / ham leftover
  • 2lb northern beans (soaked / Jar)
  • 2 carrot (sliced)
  • 3 stalks celery (sliced)
  • 1/2 Small onion (diced)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt
  • pepper


You can use either soaked beans or precooked jar beans. You can cook this in the slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours.


Start with a ham bone.
Clean most of the ham off the bone, leave some.
Place ham bone in a large pot.
Add soaked and rinsed beans to pot.
Add carrots, celery and onion.
Add water to cover.
Add bay leaf.
Bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer for 6 - 8 hours.
Carefully remove the ham bone. Let cool a bit then remove all the meat.
Return the ham to the soup pot and remove the bay leaf. Add any left over ham now. Simmer for a couple more minutes. Salt and Pepper to your taste.

Shared at: Learning The Frugal Life , Crayon Freckles , Kelly the Kitchen kop , We Are That Family , Frugally Sustainable , Lady Behind the Curtain , Everyday Tastes , Simple Lives Thursday , Miz Helen’s Country Cottage , Momnivore’s Dilemma , The Nourishing Gourmet , Somewhat Simple , Yesterday on Tuesday , The Brambleberry Cottage , Bear Rabbit Bear , Here Comes The Sun , Comfy in the Kitchen , French Country Cottage , Shabby Nest , Rattlebridge Farm , Real Food Whole Health , Hating Martha , Around My Family Table


8 thoughts on “Bean and Ham Soup”

  1. Wanda says:

    My hubby loooooves this dish! I try to make it every once in a while with some sweet cornbread! Delicious!

  2. Kim S says:

    What a wonderful recipe to use of some of the Easter Ham! Thanks for sharing with us at tip toe thru tuesday and we hope to see you back next week!

  3. Melanie says:

    Yummy!!! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  4. Wendy says:

    This looks delicious! I Would love to have you link up to my 2 carnivals today…. (anything food related) and (deserts only). Hope to see you around!

  5. Theresa says:

    I love ham and bean soup. That is my comfort food! I bought a ham even though we didn’t host Easter dinner this year, just to make this soup!

    Stopping by to say HI! from the hop. I am a new LF and twitter follower 🙂
    Theresa’s Mixed Nuts

  6. Jennifer Watkins-Jones says:

    This would make my hubby one happy man! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    A big hello to Emma and Lily, they are adorable, little Jaque would just love to play with them. I have been thinking of a nice Bean and Ham soup, I will just try your recipe, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a great spring week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Adriane says:

    I was looking for something to make with leftover ham – bingo!

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