Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Navy Bean Soup

January 1, 2018Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2018

Happy New Years everyone! I have the perfect comfort food for you today to enjoy your day off. Navy Bean Soup is one of my favorite comfort foods. Come fall or winter, I want a bowl of this delicious soup. Besides the ham and beans (from scratch), my recipe includes celery, leeks, onions, garlic and carrots. I season the soup with thyme, parsley, bay leaves and Liquid Smoke. The Liquid Smoke provides just the right amount of smoky flavor to give the soup a distinguishing taste.

I cooked up a spiral cut ham the week before Thanksgiving for our Friday night care group. There were quite a bit of leftovers, so I tried to come up with a couple of recipes to use up all that ham. I made a delicious Ham and Scalloped Sweet Potatoes casserole with part of the ham. Then I cooked off the bone and used the ham and the broth for this recipe. I have to admit it was perfection in a recipe.

Navy Bean Soup is one of those hearty, filling and satisfying recipes where one bowl will just about stick to your ribs and you need nothing more. You can serve it with a good homemade bread or some Garlic Parmesan Knots if you like a little bread with your soup. But you certainly don’t have to.

Another nice thing about this soup is that’s it’s so easy because it’s made in the crockpot. The ease and convenience of the slow cooker on days when I don’t have time to do a lot of stove top cooking is great for me. My husband and I had our hands in cookie dough the whole week so we were both tired and didn’t have time to do a lot of exotic gourmet type cooking! This easy recipe fit the bill.

If you’re looking for a wonderful comfort food recipe that’s also a fantastic way to use up some leftover ham, this is the recipe for you! Navy Bean Soup will knock your socks off so that you and your family will want to enjoy this soup frequently throughout the year.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Navy Bean Soup is one of my favorite comfort foods.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

This soup is so easy to make because it’s made in the slow cooker.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Serve Navy Bean Soup with your favorite bread, if desired.

Here’s what I did.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

I used these ingredients.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

I cooked off the ham in water in the crockpot the night before I made this. Remove meat from bones and reserve all the broth for the soup. If you’re making this the same day, you’ll need to allow the crockpot and ham to cool about an hour before deboning.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Pour ham broth into a large crockpot. Add ham and dry navy beans.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Add onions, leeks, celery, garlic and carrots.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Add salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, bay leaves and Liquid Smoke.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Cook on high about 4 hours until beans and veggies are tender. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Navy Bean Soup is one of those stick-to-the-rib soups that’s perfect for winter nights when you want to warm your insides up! 🙂

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Every bite is delightful.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

This sumptuous soup recipe is hearty and filling. It’s also terrific with homemade bread.

Here’s the recipe.

NAVY BEAN SOUP

(My own concoction)

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This sumptuous stick-to-the-ribs soup recipe is perfect comfort food during the winter months. It's also a great way to use up leftover holiday ham. This easy recipe is made in the crockpot. Gluten free.
Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Place ham bone and any other pieces of ham in a crockpot.
  2. Fill with water and cook on high about 4-5 hours.
  3. Debone ham.
  4. Remove gristle, fat and bone and discard.
  5. Remove ham from bones and dice.
  6. Reserve ham broth.
  7. The next day place ham and ham broth in a crockpot.
  8. Add navy beans, onion, leek, celery, carrots, garlic and seasonings.
  9. Cook on high about 4 hours until beans and veggies are tender.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can cook this all in one day. But you will probably want to cool the ham about an hour before deboning and having it ready for the next part of the recipe. Otherwise, it's helpful to cook the ham off in the crockpot the day beforehand.

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Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Each bite is chocked full of ham and navy beans. It’s really terrific.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

I served this with gluten free crackers.

Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree

Navy Bean Soup is great reheated for leftovers, too. Because it makes a lot, I had leftovers for a few days.

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Navy Bean Soup BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This sumptuous stick-to-the-ribs soup recipe is perfect comfort food during the winter months. It's also a great way to use up leftover holiday ham. This easy recipe is made in the crockpot. Gluten free.
Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Navy Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #crockpot recipe is a terrific way to use up leftover #ham from the #holidays. Navy Bean #Soup is scrumptious comfort food that's totally filling & satisfying. #navybeans #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Place ham bone and any other pieces of ham in a crockpot.
  2. Fill with water and cook on high about 4-5 hours.
  3. Debone ham.
  4. Remove gristle, fat and bone and discard.
  5. Remove ham from bones and dice.
  6. Reserve ham broth.
  7. The next day place ham and ham broth in a crockpot.
  8. Add navy beans, onion, leek, celery, carrots, garlic and seasonings.
  9. Cook on high about 4 hours until beans and veggies are tender.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can cook this all in one day. But you will probably want to cool the ham about an hour before deboning and having it ready for the next part of the recipe. Otherwise, it's helpful to cook the ham off in the crockpot the day beforehand.

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13 Comments

  • Alicia

    May 6, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Did you pre-soak the beans before adding to the crockpot?

    1. Teresa

      May 6, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Hi, Alicia. I did not pre-soak the beans. I usually do when making on top of the stove. But I did not do that for this recipe. Hope you enjoy the soup.

  • Ann

    April 2, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    We had ham for Easter and saved the ham bone and some ham for this delicious recipe! Have you tried Better Than Bouillon Ham Base made with seasoned ham? Thanks!!

    1. Teresa

      April 3, 2018 at 7:09 am

      Hi, Ann. No I’ve never heard of the ham base one, although I’ve used the beef better than bouillon before. It was terrific. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

  • Michelle appleby

    January 4, 2018 at 5:56 pm

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    1. Teresa

      January 4, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      Sorry, Michelle. I’ve been working with my ad agency to fix the malicious ads, but it’s been difficult finding the culprits. If you have a specific ad and can tell me what page you found it on, that would help a lot. Thanks.

    2. Teresa

      January 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      Hey, Michelle, I think I have fixed the problem now. Sorry for the annoyance.

  • Ann

    January 3, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    A big thanks for this delicious recipe! It deserves 10 STARS!!!!

    1. Teresa

      January 4, 2018 at 8:33 am

      Thanks, Ann. We love this recipe too. 🙂

  • Sara

    January 3, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    MMMMmmm! This looks amazing! I don’t have a crock pot, but I have a dutch oven so I may try to make this when I’m home one Sunday evening! Thanks for sharing 😀

    1. Teresa

      January 4, 2018 at 8:32 am

      Hi, Sara. Yes, I’m sure you can make this on top of the stove just as easily. Enjoy!

  • Ann

    January 1, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks! I was just looking for Ham Bone Soup recipe yesterday afternoon. You must have been reading my mind! Also, thanks for all your super recipes! Thanks again and have a very Happy New Year!

    1. Teresa

      January 1, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Hi, Ann. So glad I was reading your mind! 🙂 I love this stuff and could eat it all the time. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great New Year.

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