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This hearty and comforting recipe for Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup is a classic dish that’s perfect for chilly days or when you’re craving a satisfying meal. Made with simple ingredients like dried northern beans, flavorful ham, and aromatic spices, this soup cooks slowly in the crockpot, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully. The result is a deliciously creamy and flavorful soup that’s sure to warm you up from the inside out. Serve it with a side of cornbread for a complete and comforting meal that the whole family will love.


  • 1 lb dried northern beans
  • 1 ham bone, hocks, shanks, or 1 lb diced ham
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 6 cups water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Begin by rinsing and sorting the beans to remove any debris.
  2. Place the rinsed beans into the crockpot. Add onion powder, salt, pepper, and the ham bone, hocks, shanks, or diced ham.
  3. Pour in the water.
  4. Cover the crockpot and cook on low for approximately 8 hours, or until the beans are tender.
  5. Once cooked, remove the ham bone, shanks, or hocks from the crockpot. Pull off any meat and add it back into the crockpot. Mix well.
  6. Serve the delicious beans with cornbread on the side. Enjoy!

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