Easy Crock Pot Leftover Ham Bone Soup

WW Recipe of the Day: Crock Pot Leftover Ham Bone Soup

This crock pot leftover ham bone soup is an easy and delicious way to use up a holiday ham bone. Load your slow cooker and let it do all the work while you get on with your day.

If you didn’t have ham for Thanksgiving, add it to your menu for Christmas or New Years so you can make a pot. Or save it for Easter, another important holiday that often includes ham. 

WW Friendly Leftover Ham Bone Soup

My Mom first made this soup using a stove top recipe she found on Damn Delicious. It was so good I added it to my file and then decided to adapt it for the crock pot to make it even easier.

Low Calorie Crock Pot Leftover Ham Bone Soup Recipe Notes

If you’ve never used a leftover ham bone to make soup you’re in for a treat. It infuses the broth with incredible flavor. Brimming with vegetables, chunks of sweet ham, and tender white beans this savory, tummy-warming low-fat soup will keep you smiling and satisfied for hours. It was the perfect way to use up the bone from my honey mustard glazed slow cooker spiral cut ham

Crock Pot Leftover Ham Bone Soup

How Many Calories/Weight Watchers Points in this Soup?

According to my calculations each cup has 114 calories and:

3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

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Leftover Ham Bone Slow Cooker Soup Ingredients

1 ham bone
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped onion
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
14 ounces of canned white beans, rinsed and drained
1 russet potato, peeled and chopped
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1-½ teaspoons dried thyme leaves
2 bay leaves
1-½ tablespoons chicken bouillon
1-½ cups lean diced ham
Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Ham Bone Soup in the Slow Cooker?

Making soup doesn’t get much simpler than this. Just assemble and prep your ingredients. 

Dice, chop and slice your veggies.
Add all ingredients (except the diced ham) to the slow cooker and cook until the vegetables are tender.
Remove ham bone from the slow cooker and remove any remaining meat from the bone, cutting it into bite size pieces. 
Return the meat to the slow cooker and discard the bone. Stir in the additional diced ham. 
Taste and add additional salt and pepper as necessary.

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What to Serve with Crock Pot Hambone Soup?

Here are some of my favorite WW friendly dishes to serve alongside this tasty healthy soup:

Warm crusty bread
Light & healthy cornbread
Irish Soda Bread
Weight Watchers Southern Style Collard Greens
Healthy Kale Salad with Apples & Dates

Are You Ready To Slow Cook Yourself Slim?

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Crock Pot Leftover Ham Bone Soup

Use your leftover ham bone to make this hearty, satisfying soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet lean ham.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword ham potato soup, low fat ham soup, slow cooker ham soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 114kcal


1 leftover ham bone3 cloves garlic, minced1 cup chopped onion2 carrots, peeled and chopped1 russet potato, peeled and chopped (I used unpeeled red potatoes instead)1 can (14 to 15 ounces) canned white kidney beans, drained and rinsed1 cup frozen corn kernels1-½ teaspoons dried thyme2 bay leaves1-½ tablespoons chicken bouillon (I like jarred Better than Bouillon)1 ½ cups leftover diced hamKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 6-Quart.
Place leftover ham bone in the crock pot. Add the garlic, onion, carrots, potato, beans, corn, thyme, bay leaves and chicken bouillon. Add 6 cups of water.
Cover and cook on LOW until the vegetables are tender, 6 to 8 hours.
Remove the ham bone and stir in diced ham during the last 30 minutes of cooking time to prevent it from getting overdone.
Taste and add adjust the seasoning to your liking adding salt, pepper, hot sauce, etc.)


Serving size: 1 cup

Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.

3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.9g | Protein: 8.1g | Fat: 0.8g | Fiber: 3.7g

Recipe source: adapted from Damn Delicious for the crock pot.

*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

More Easy Leftover Ham Recipes For Weight Watchers

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Impossibly Easy Ham & Swiss Pie Made Lighter
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes & Ham
Skinny Ham Salad Spread
Healthy Fried Rice with Vegetables & Ham
Pasta Salad with Ham & Peas

Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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Published December 2014; Republished with additional photos and text April 2023

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