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Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

This Southern-style Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup will bring back childhood memories and warm you up from the inside, out. Plus, there's no need to soak the beans in this recipe, so in just a few minutes of prep you can have dinner in the crock pot.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 hours
Total Time5 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham and bean soup, ham soup, slow cooker ham and bean soup, Slow Cooker Soup
Servings: 12
Calories: 237kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Ladle


  • 20 ounces Hurst’s HamBeens 15 Bean Soup (dry beans)
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 16 ounces cooked ham diced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped


  • Remove seasoning packet from beans and set aside. Sort any unwanted debris from beans, then rinse and drain.
  • Place celery, carrots, onion, ham, chicken broth, garlic, paprika, bay leaf, thyme, and beans in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on high 5-7 hours (or low for 7-8) or until beans are tender. (Crock pots all cook at different rates, so check the beans for doneness).
  • Once tender-remove the bay leaf.
  • Stir in the Ham Flavor packet.
  • Cook for additional 30 minutes, then serve warm.



You can also use a leftover ham bone with ham on it in place of the diced ham.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 1111mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2614IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg