Easy Ham Soup Recipes That Deliver Plenty of Flavor with Little Effort

Ham-and-Bean Soup
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If you're looking for new soup recipes to add to your dinner rotation, these easy ham soup recipes are just what you need. While ham may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when you think of soup, it's a great way to add flavor and heartiness to any dish. Plus, we think soup can be enjoyed year-round, no matter what the weather outside may be. From quick 30-minute recipes to easy slow cooker options to making the most of holiday leftovers, there is sure to be a ham soup recipe on this list that your family will love.

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Capitol Hill Bean Soup

Capitol Hill Bean Soup
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Recipe: Capitol Hill Bean Soup

The more common name for this dish is Senate Bean Soup and it's so iconic that it actually lives on the Senate website. In addition to the ham and beans, a Russet potato adds extra texture and heartiness to each bowl.

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Creamy Potato-and-Ham Hock Slow-Cooker Soup

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Recipe: Creamy Potato-and-Ham Hock Slow-Cooker Soup

With the help of your slow cooker, this soup that gets its flavor from a smoked ham hock will be on the table in no time. Simply let all of the ingredients cook together in your slow cooker and use a blender to puree before serving.

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Instant Pot Black-eyed Pea Soup

Instant Pot Black-eyed Pea Soup
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Recipe: Instant Pot Black-eyed Pea Soup

Using a multicooker will help this ham soup recipe come together quickly. You'll just have to make sure to soak the black-eyed peas overnight before adding them to the recipe.

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Ham-and-Bean Soup

Ham-and-Bean Soup
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Ham-and-Bean Soup

For any occasion that ham is on the menu, make sure you save the meaty bone so you can enjoy this bean soup a few days later. In addition to the bone, you'll just add dried white beans, chopped carrots, celery, onions, garlic, chicken stock, and fresh thyme to your slow cooker and let it simmer for 5 to 6 hours.

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Navy Bean and Ham Soup

Navy Bean and Ham Soup
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Recipe: Navy Bean and Ham Soup

You'll know this slow cooker soup is done cooking when the beans are tender. Before serving, we like garnishing each bowl with fresh thyme and serving with crusty bread or crackers.

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