Ham and Sweet Potato Soup


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

Ham and Sweet Potato Soup
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
9 cups


  • 1 ½ pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 15- or 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 ½ cup cubed leftover cooked ham

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 32 ounce carton reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup half-and-half or light cream

  • Crème fraîche (optional)

  • Paprika (optional)


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

250 Calories
6g Fat
36g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 1118mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Potassium 838mg 18%
Folate, total 22.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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