Crockpot Tuscan Bean Soup | Mostly Homemade Mom

Crockpot Tuscan Bean Soup

September 10, 2013
Red bliss potatoes slow cooked with carrots, garlic, onion, Great Northern beans, and ham for this amazing soup!

So... I guess I have kind of a weird question to ask you right now. You've made soup at home before, right? I mean like actually chopping up veggies (frozen counts, too), putting it in a pot with some broth and various seasonings, etc. Or maybe just throwing a ton of ingredients in the Crockpot and letting it simmer all day. You've done that, right?

Let me back track a minute. Up until about two years ago, I had never made soup before. Like... in my life. I never really considered myself a person that would eat soup, besides chunky New England clam chowder from the can. When I was in college, I lived on that stuff.

Oh and definitely ramen, of course. I had perfected the art of making ramen noodles in the microwave at my dorm - yes people, it can be done. No, do not expect the directions to appear here. :)

Anyway, I guess I really wasn't all that convinced that making soup on the stove would really taste all that much different from what you can get in the nicer canned versions.

Dead. Wrong. Paul had told me how much he liked soup and I tried making some myself because of how healthy most soup recipes are. Amazing. So if you haven't tried making soup at home yet, first of all it's WAY easier than you think it is, and second of all this Crockpot Tuscan Bean Soup is a great one to start with. It's such a great fall soup, too - the color and the flavor - yum!

Crockpot Tuscan Bean Soup

4-5 small red potatoes, cut into chunks
4 carrots, sliced
1/2 cup diced onion (frozen is fine)
4 cloves garlic, sliced thin
2 (15oz) cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups cooked ham, diced
3-4 cups chicken broth, divided
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

Add potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, beans, ham, 2 cups chicken broth, seasonings, and salt to the bottom of a Crockpot. Cook on low 8 hours, or high 4 hours. Stir in an additional 1-2 cups chicken broth and cook for another 30 minutes, or until heated through. 

I'd love to know what the first soup was that you ever made! Leave it in the comments. :D

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11 comments on "Crockpot Tuscan Bean Soup"
  1. Homemade soup is the best:) This looks wonderful and I can't wait to try this out in my slow cooker!

  2. I so love a good soup- especially when the temps start dipping down. Looks great Kelly. Thank yo so much for joining in. I always look forward to seeing what you will make.

  3. Homemade soup is one of the best things ever! I didn't eat homemade soup at home as a was not my mom's thing. When I grew up and married, I began to cook and cook. I adore homemade soups and they are perfect for the chilly months. I could live off soup for winter, with a chunk of crusty bread. I'm going to try this soup!

  4. I'm a big fan of crock pot soup in the fall and winter. So easy to make and warms the bones.

  5. Oh my goodness... soups are like my favorite thing to make at home.
    Can't believe you haven't made them until two years ago. This Tuscan
    soup looks awesome. I can tell it is a comfort soup but hearty just by
    looking at it. Pinning! :)

  6. yum! I love that you did a savory dish for our round up... Finally getting around to view all the other fall links.... fun roundup! Emily

  7. Welcome to the world of homemade soup! This looks fab for a brisk fall day!

  8. My Mom always put in a can of fruit-cocktail and about a ½ cup of chopped maraschino cherries and sometimes pears. Such a yummy salad. Thank you for posting.

  9. It's a great "anytime" salad. It was a staple on all of our holiday tables.

  10. Thrifty Frugal MomOctober 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Kelly, made this for dinner tonight and we loved it! It was so simple, good and inexpensive too. I had some ham broth to use up so I used 2 c. of that instead of the chicken broth. Definitely will make this again!

  11. Stephanie/PurdueLizOctober 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Someone pinned this and here I am. Looks delicious, so definitely going into my recipe box. I love making soups. Had a chicken corn chowder tonight. But I love a good ham and bean soup, so this will be made soon!