Easy Crock Pot Ham & Lima Bean Soup

255 mins (prep 15, cooking 240)
11 ingredients
6-8 servings
Growing up, I loved my mom's ham and lima bean soup. It's just good old comfort food for me. I've never made mom's recipe but was meaning to ask for it after one day picking up a couple cans of lima beans for no reason. It'd been months since buying them and I purchased a new bowl that I wanted to use for soup photos so I scrounged around in the pantry and fridge. This was the result. It's a light soup, not heavy with tomatoes or cream, which was perfect for a family of 4 all feeling under the weather. My family really enjoyed it. I hope you do too!

Categories:  ham , crock-pot , easy , 3-steps-or-less , beans , meat , pork , clear-soup , equipment , soups-&-stews ,
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  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 6 small potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 4-1/2 cups)
  • 2 (15 1/4 ounce) lima beans
  • 2 cups ham, cut into bite-sized pieces (or a bag of pre-packaged cubed ham)
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaf, rough chopped (or torn)


Serving Size (235.15 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 343.83 Calories from Fat 136.98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.22g 140.52%
Saturated Fat 4.66g 139.67%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 147.84mg 295.67%
Sodium 1594.13mg 398.53%
Total Carbohydrate 3.84g 7.68%
Dietary Fiber 0.08 g 1.89%
Sugars 0.05 g %
Protein 46.93g 563.12%
Vitamin A 55.51IU% Vitamin C 0.12mg%
Calcium 22.55mg% Iron 2.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
small onion, small potatoes, lima beans, packed fresh basil