Slow Cooker Tuscan Ham & Bean Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours on low
A delicious combination of veggies, beans, and ham!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - cup(s) chopped ham
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) Cannellini beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 4 - cup(s) vegetable stock
  • 10 - oz. 10 oz. box(es) frozen spinach
  • 1 - tsp dried basil
  • 1 - tsp dried thyme
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - shredded Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - loaf bread**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the white onion(s). Peel and chop the carrots.
  2. Open and drain the cans of beans.
  3. Thaw the frozen spinach.
  4. Add all ingredients except garnish and side to slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. Ladle into bowls and top with Parmesan cheese garnish.
  5. Warm the loaf bread.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Tuscan Ham & Bean Soup with warm loaf bread and butter.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Partially thaw 2 boxes of frozen spinach.
  2. Chop 2 white onions. Peel and chop 8 whole carrots.
  3. Open and drain 2 cans of red kidney beans and the 2 cans of cannellini beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 - 15 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 - 10 oz. box frozen spinach
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie to slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when omit the Parmesan cheese.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Tuscan Ham & Bean Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to slow cooker insert. Set to low and cook for 8 hours. Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese.
Serve with loaf bread.

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