Slow Cooker 15 Bean Soup with Ham
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5 from 7 votes

Slow Cooker 15 Bean Soup with Ham

15 bean soup made in the slow cooker along with ham. You can use leftover ham in this recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 20 mins
Total Time6 hrs 35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 bean soup
Servings: 10
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Sarah Olson



  • 20 oz. Hurst'sⓇ HamBeensⓇ 15 Bean Soup mix (save ham flavor packet to add a the end of cooking time)
  • 2 cups diced ham (leftover ham works great!)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf

Add these ingredients at the end:

  • 14.5 oz. can Italian flavored diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


  • Rinse and sort beans, discarding any debris. Add the beans to the slow cooker. Save the ham flavor packet for after the entire cooking time is up.
  • Add ham, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, basil, thyme and water. Stir. Add the bay leaf on top of the soup. 
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hour without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • After the six hour time is up remove the bay leaf. Add the lemon juice, diced tomatoes and chopped kale. Stir. Replace the lid and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes more.
  • Add the ham flavor packet and stir once more. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4246IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg