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Slow Cooker Smoky Ham and White Bean Soup

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This hearty, richly flavorful soup comes together in minutes and cooks while you're away having fun. Look for the meatiest ham hock you can find. Any small white bean, such as baby limas or cannellini, can stand in for the Great Northern or navy beans here. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Tina Ujlaki.


  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound dried Great Northern beans (or navy beans)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for soup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (for soup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 quart low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 smoked ham hock (meaty, about 30 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • salt (for serving, optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper (for serving, optional)
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    NutritionView More

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    Calories140Calories from Fat45
    Total Fat4.5g7%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat45
    Total Carbohydrate19g6%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A70%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User 3 months ago
    They didnt have ham hocks when I went shopping, so I substituted it for a pork jowl. The flavor was really tasty, but it needed more salt. took me 45 mins or so of prep work before I got it to the slow cooker. I think my slow cooker cooks way faster than the one for this recipe, as mine was super tender in 6 hours.
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    turned out fabulous I will make this over many many times I'm 71 I'm going to pass this down to my grandchildren and my grandchildren I rated a five star!
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    great recipe! I will make this more often. Hubby loved it.
    Yummly User 10 months ago
    I really liked this recipe. A little different than my mom's but it was just as good.
    Yummly User a year ago
    This was excellent. Used one extra leek, and cooked ham, cut into cubes instead.
    Yummly User a year ago
    THE BEST!!!!!!!!! Would definitely make this over and over again!!!!!!
    Yummly User a year ago
    I had dry canellini beans which I soaked overnight. Delicious! I also used dried oregano instead of the fresh thyme. After sautéing the vegetables I deglazed pan with white wine. I will make these beans over and over!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    I followed the recipe exactly and it was really good!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Very easy to make, and very good
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Very good! I modified/improvised a bit and used canned white beans, left over honey baked ham, yellow squash and onion since my local grocery didn't have leek. Used all the same spices though. I will definitely make it again. I also used less water & broth since i didn't cook dry beans.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Absolutely amazing! This was a huge hit! Bonus smells wonderful! Highly, highly recommend. This goes great with corn bread too!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    turned out well. I skipped the leaks.