• 28 Ratings

Cozy up to this hearty slow cooker soup that's brimming with sweet potatoes, cannellini beans, and ham.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
5 hrs to 6 hrs (low) or 2 1/2 to 3 hours (high)
9 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine sweet potatoes, beans, ham, onion, thyme, and pepper. Pour broth over mixture in cooker.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir in half-and-half.

Instructions Checklist
  • Mash potato mixture slightly with a potato masher to reach desired consistency. If desired, top each serving with crème fraîche and/or paprika.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 30mg; sodium 1118mg; potassium 838mg; carbohydrates 36g; fiber 7g; sugar 6g; protein 17g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 16164IU; vitamin c 5mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 4mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 23mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 94mg; iron 3mg.


28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
OK - I wasn't too sure about this recipe but I had lots of sweet potatoes from my CSA and leftover ham so I figured - why not? I always think of sweet potatoes as, well, sweet. Not so! In this soup, it is a good stand-in for white potato. If you are diabetic, you know to shy away from white potatoes whenever possible. Try this soup. I wasn't disappointed and saved the recipe for next summer's crop.
Rating: Unrated
I also add one package organic sweet corn to this...sometimes a little red pepper (sweet) and sometimes I use butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes