Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup (Instant Pot Option Coming Soon)

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This slow cooker ham and bean soup is so warm and filling. The pomegranate adds so much freshness!
This slow cooker ham and bean soup is so warm and filling. The fresh pomegranate adds so much freshness! While you can let it sit and cook all day in the slow cooker, you can also whip it up even quicker in your Instant Pot. Either way, it is sure to fill hungry bellies during those cold winter months. I love the this soup is great for using your leftover Thanksgiving ham! || This Vivacious Life #slowcooker #souprecipe #ham #thisvivaciouslifeI love finding ways to use my Thanksgiving leftovers and this slow cooker ham and bean soup is one of my favorites!

While you can let this slow cooker ham and bean soup cook all day low and slow, you can also whip it up even quicker in your Instant Pot.

Either way, it is sure to fill hungry bellies during those cold winter months. It is great served up with our fluffy gluten-free crescent rolls.
This slow cooker ham and bean soup is so warm and filling. The fresh pomegranate adds so much freshness! While you can let it sit and cook all day in the slow cooker, you can also whip it up even quicker in your Instant Pot. Either way, it is sure to fill hungry bellies during those cold winter months. I love the this soup is great for using your leftover Thanksgiving ham! || This Vivacious Life #slowcooker #souprecipe #ham #thisvivaciouslifeThis recipe was originally created and posted back on February 2011! Yeah, we’ve been making it before Instagram was even around… We are vintage like that.

It truly is a great recipe to use up every last bit of a ham when you have already eaten all you can from off the bone.

My mom taught me to use everything so I just love this tasty recipe that accomplishes that. Of course, the fact that this recipe is so cheap to make, also makes it a winner.

This slow cooker ham and bean soup is so warm and filling. The fresh pomegranate adds so much freshness! While you can let it sit and cook all day in the slow cooker, you can also whip it up even quicker in your Instant Pot. Either way, it is sure to fill hungry bellies during those cold winter months. I love the this soup is great for using your leftover Thanksgiving ham! || This Vivacious Life #slowcooker #souprecipe #ham #thisvivaciouslife

Tips for removing pomegranate seeds

  • Roll the pomegranate the way you would a lemon to loosen the seeds
  • Cut in half and tear it open into two
  • Hold one side over a bowl with the seeds facing down
  • Gently tap the skin with the back of a spoon, squeezing the pomegranate a bit to release the seeds

*Or go easy and buy pomegranate seeds already removed This slow cooker ham and bean soup is so warm and filling. The fresh pomegranate adds so much freshness! While you can let it sit and cook all day in the slow cooker, you can also whip it up even quicker in your Instant Pot. Either way, it is sure to fill hungry bellies during those cold winter months. I love the this soup is great for using your leftover Thanksgiving ham! || This Vivacious Life #slowcooker #souprecipe #ham #thisvivaciouslife
If you also like leftovers, be sure to check out our ham and cheese potato casserole with pretzel crust. It is great for breakfast or dinner!

My friend Erin at Meaningful Eats also has a tasty recipe using pomegranates that you will love! Her dairy-free cranberry Christmas fluff is super tasty.

Slow cooker ham and bean soup in a bowl with pomegranate

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Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

This slow cooker ham and bean soup is so filling and delicious! The pomegranate adds a nice burst of freshness that everyone will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free ham and bean soup, ham soup recipe, slow cooker ham and bean soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Calories 57kcal
Author Chandice Probst

Ingredients

  • Leftover ham hock bone
  • 1 lb. bag dry assorted beans
  • water
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/4 c. pomegranate juice
  • seeds from one pomegranate divided
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

  • Rinse and sort dry beans in a colander (remove any debris or rocks that sometimes show up in dry bags of beans)
  • Cover beans with water in a slow cooker and soak them overnight
  • The following morning add the ham bone, onion and a little more water to cover the beans
  • Cook on low 7 hours then on high 1 hour
  • About halfway through cooking or 4 hours in, add the pomegranate juice and half the seeds
  • Once everything has cooked for 8 hours, remove bone and take off all the ham you can get and chop or shred it and put it back into the soup
  • Skim off any excess fat or parts of the ham you don’t want in your soup and discard
  • Ladle out 1-2 c. beans and puree in a blender
  • Add them back in to thicken the soup naturally
  • Add a bit more salt to taste and enjoy topped with more fresh pomegranate seeds!

Notes

Be sure to sort and rinse the dry beans well before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.2mg

If you like this recipe, you are going to love these…

Ham and Cheese Potato Casserole with Pretzel Crust

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Original recipe photo from 2011. Look at that styling and lighting. 😉

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