White Bean Soup with Ham

HamBeanSoup

I have had this ham bone in my freezer since New Year’s Eve. I think it is time to use it finally. I also have a very busy day ahead with members of the family getting home at different times. I think it is time for a slow cooker soup that needs that ham bone. This soup can be salty if you are not careful. The lemon juice at the end brightens it up a bit. Drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil and fresh cracked black pepper over your bowl before you eat it for some additional flavor.

White Bean Soup with Ham

  • 4 (16-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large onion, small dice
  • 3 carrots, small dice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 ham bone from half ham
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In slow cooker add beans, broth, onion, carrots, garlic, and rosemary.
  2. Add ham and bone.
  3. Add water to cover.
  4. Cook on low 8- 10 hours.
  5. Remove ham and bone and let cool.
  6. Skim any fat from top of soup.
  7. Scoop up 2 cups of soup.
  8. Process soup in food processor until smooth.
  9. Return to slow cooker and stir.
  10. Pick ham from bone and return to slow cooker.
  11. Add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  12. Cook a little longer until heated through again.
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