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Slow Cooker Ham & Sweet Potato Soup

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018

1½ lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

15 or 19 oz. can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained

1½ c. cubed leftover cooked ham

½ c. chopped onion (1 medium)

½ tsp. dried thyme, crushed

¼ tsp. ground black pepper

32 oz. carton reduced-sodium chicken broth

½ c. half-and-half or light cream

In a 3½- or 4-qt. slow cooker combine sweet potatoes, beans, ham, onion, thyme and pepper. Pour broth over mixture in cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting for 5-6 hours or on High heat setting for 2½-3 hours. Stir in half-and-half.

Mash potato mixture slightly with a potato masher to reach desired consistency. —6 servings.

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