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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 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. dried Great Northern beans (or navy beans)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (for soup)
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (for soup)
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 qt. 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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    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.


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    Concha Gomez 6 months ago
    It’s a very simple but flavorful and satisfying meal. I didn’t have low sodium chicken broth and because ham hocks are pretty salty, I used less salt but it was still a little too salty for my taste. I think next time I would skip the salt at the beginning and just adjust at the end.
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    Chrissy 8 months ago
    Such an easy slow cooker recipe!
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    Hackathorne 9 months ago
    The recipe was great, but my ability to choose a good ham hock needs work. Great taste and texture. I will definitely be using this one again.
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    Michael Scott a year 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.
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    Laurie Simerson a year 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!
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    Denise B. a year ago
    great recipe! I will make this more often. Hubby loved it.
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    Annette Stout 2 years ago
    I really liked this recipe. A little different than my mom's but it was just as good.
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    Flipwife 2 years ago
    This was excellent. Used one extra leek, and cooked ham, cut into cubes instead.
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    Sondra 2 years ago
    THE BEST!!!!!!!!! Would definitely make this over and over again!!!!!!
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    Marta 2 years 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!
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    Salena Guecia 2 years ago
    I followed the recipe exactly and it was really good!
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    Bill 3 years ago
    Very easy to make, and very good
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    Claudia Salmon 3 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.
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    Diana Long 3 years ago
    Absolutely amazing! This was a huge hit! Bonus smells wonderful! Highly, highly recommend. This goes great with corn bread too!
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    Ron Herzing 3 years ago
    turned out well. I skipped the leaks.