Slow Cooker Ham Bone and Navy Bean Soup is so easy to make and will warm you from the inside out on the coldest winter days.
I’m just going to say it, this is not fancy food. What this slow cooker ham bone and navy bean soup is, is good, down-home comfort food. The kind of food that will warm you up on a cold winter day and make you feel all homey and good.
On another note, I’m really excited today, because this is that last day for 12 glorious days that I will be craving this kind of warm-you-from-the-inside kind of comfort food. Tomorrow, Steve and I are flying down to Florida and on Friday we set sail from Ft. Lauderdale for 11 sun-filled days in the Caribbean….SQUEEEEE!!!
Can you tell I’m a little bit excited?? YAY for warm weather vacations, I’m so ready for a break from the cold weather.
That also means that I will be MIA from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish for a little while, but don’t worry, I’ll be back with more yummy food before you know it. You can follow me on Instagram at @lisasdinnertimedish if you want to see what I’m up to while I’m on vacation.
Alrighty, let’s get back to this slow cooker ham bone and navy bean soup. The slow cooker makes this so incredibly easy. All you do is chop up your veggies, add everything to the slow cooker and let it work its magic.
The ham bone creates a deliciously flavorful stock and a quick puree with an immersion blender thickens it up beautifully. I bought a smoked ham shank for this, but a ham bone from a leftover ham works equally as well.
Once it’s done it’s thing in the slow cooker, you end up with a deliciously rich and thick soup that’s so full of flavor. It’s total comfort food and will definitely warm you up from the inside out.
- 1 lb dried navy beans
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 ribs celery, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
- handful of parsley sprigs
- several sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 ham bone and the meat surrounding it (I used a smoked ham shank)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 9 cups water
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 495mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g