Navy Bean Vegetable Soup

Lavina Hochstedler Grand Blanc, MI

Prep. Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 9–10 Hours


  • 4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups fully cooked ham cubes, trimmed of fat
  • cups dried navy beans
  • 1.68-oz. pkg. dry vegetable soup mix
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt, optional

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 6-Quart


  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Cover. Cook on Low 9–10 hours.
  3. Discard bay leaf before serving.

Per Serving: 160 calories (20 calories from fat), 2.5g total fat (1g saturated, 0g trans), 20mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 22g total carbohydrate (8g fiber, 4g sugar), 14g protein, 100%DV vitamin A, 0%DV vitamin C, 6%DV calcium, 15%DV iron.


If you like the taste, and your diet allows, you may want to substitute smoked turkey sausage or kielbasa in place of the ham.