Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup

March 29, 2015
Don't let that leftover ham bone go to waste!  Grab your slow cooker and whip up a pot of Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup ~ truly easy, truly delicious, and truly one of my absolute favorites.

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I'm so excited next week is Easter!  One reason being that Easter means Easter dinner.  And Easter dinner means ham.

And ham for dinner means a leftover ham bone.

Do you want to know what a leftover ham bone means in our family?  It means a big pot of Mom's world-famous Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup!

Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup truly couldn't be any easier to make.  It's literally a dump-and-cook kind of recipe anyone can handle.

Okay, okay ... so maybe Mom's Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup isn't world famous.  But it sure should be!  It's my absolute favorite of Mom's soups.

Growing up, I always looked forward to Mom making a big pot of Ham & Kidney Bean Soup after Easter with our leftover ham bone.  There's just something about the combination of the smokey ham, tender slow-cooked vegetables, and kidney beans that is oh-so-good.

As an extra bonus?  This should-be-world-famous Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup truly couldn't be any easier to make.  It's literally a dump-and-cook kind of recipe anyone can handle.

Bowl of Crock Pot Ham & Kidney Bean Soup Image

To whip up a crock pot full of this tasty soup, simply toss a leftover ham bone in the slow cooker.

Add some vegetable broth, canned dark red kidney beans, and a bunch of chopped carrots, celery, onions, and potatoes.

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Then let the slow cooker do its thing.

On the HIGH setting, the soup needs to cook for about 4 to 6 hours.  Or, cook on the LOW setting for about 6 to 8 hours.

While the soup cooks, the ham that remains on the ham bone will become ultra-tender and essentially fall off the bone, wonderfully flavoring and adding chunks of meat to the soup.

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That's all there is to it!  Truly easy, right?

And, trust me, truly delicious.

Mom's should-be-world-famous Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup, to this day, truly remains one of my favorites -- at Easter time and any time.

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Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup

Don't let that leftover ham bone go to waste! Grab your slow cooker and whip up a pot of Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup ~ truly easy, truly delicious, and truly one of my absolute favorites.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 6 hourtotal time: 6 H & 15 M

ingredients:

  • 1 ham bone {leftover from cooking a ham}
  • 4 c. vegetable broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (16 oz.) cans dark red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 carrots, peeled & sliced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled & diced
  • 1 T. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

instructions:

How to make Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup

  1. Place ham bone in slow cooker.  Add all remaining ingredients.
  2. Cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours, or on high setting 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Taste cooked soup; if needed, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt.
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12 comments

  1. This soup looks great! I love recipes to reuse leftovers. pinned!

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  2. I'll be making this on Monday! Thanks so much for sharing this at the party! PINNED!
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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  3. This soup looks lovely. Love my slow cooker, makes life so much easier.

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  4. Can't wait to try this! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  5. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on our Tips & Tricks Linky Party! Hope to see you again this week! :)

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  6. I am cooking left over Ham and Beans today, your recipe looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. You combined my two favorite things in cooking - leftovers and slow cooker! Can't wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded! Featuring you this week :)

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  8. I have already cooked my ham bone vegetable soup, but it looks like it needs to be thickened. How long does it take to cook canned kidney beans to add to my soup

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  9. Wow it looking so beautiful. I am surely gonna try this one.

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  10. So easy & delicious! I used half kidney beans and half black beans. Will save this recipe and make it again ... and again!

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  11. This looks almost too delish to be so simple!! I love that it's not just your ordinary leftover ham soup! A great recipe for after Easter!

    Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

    Mollie

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  12. Looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a great week.

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