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Northern Beans and Ham Soup

Try adding this frugal and delicious recipe to your menu. Northern beans and ham soup is made in a slow cooker and it's perfect for cold winter days! :: DontWastetheCrumbs.com

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Try this frugal and delicious classic recipe for Northern Beans and Ham Soup. Easily made in the Crock Pot or Instant Pot and perfect for cool winter days! Ladle over our Instant Pot Rice or Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread for a hearty dinner.


  • 1/2 pound dried northern beans, soaked overnight
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 quart homemade chicken stock
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 1 ham hock (approx 2lbs)
  • 1 cup chopped ham (optional, approx 1 ham steak)


  1. Drain soaking liquid from beans and set beans aside.
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add cooked vegetables, beans and all other remaining ingredients to a slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until beans are cooked through.
  5. Serve over prepared white rice or cornbread.