WW Recipe of the Day: Crock Pot Leftover Ham Bone Soup
(114 calories | *1 WW Freestyle SmartPoint)
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.
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.
Skinny on Low Calorie Crock Pot Leftover Ham Bone Soup
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.
According to my calculations each cup has 114 calories, *2 Weight Watchers Points Plus and *3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints, *1 WW Freestyle SmartPoint. Enjoy!
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Crock Pot Leftover Ham Bone Soup
- 1 leftover ham bone
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 russet potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) canned white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 1-1/2 tablespoons chicken bouillon (I like jarred Better than Bouillon)
- 1 1/2 cups leftover diced ham
- Kosher 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.)
Recipe source: adapted from Damn Delicious for the crock pot.
*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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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