Slow Cooker Ham and Noodle Soup is such a comforting meal!

Slow Cooker Ham and Noodle Soup

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

This delicious and hearty soup recipe is the perfect way to use up your leftover ham!



  • 1 ham bone from approximately a 20 lb. ham (give or take a few pounds isn’t going to matter)
  • 1 pound of ham, leftover or cut off from bone, shredded
  • 3 onions, quartered
  • 3 cups diced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups short tube pasta
  • chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Add all the ingredients except the pasta and the 1 pound of ham to a slow cooker.
  2. Just add enough water to cover the ham bone, too much water will make a weaker stock. We used approximately 8 cups of water for this size ham bone. Set on high and cook for 6-8 hours
  3. Remove and discard the ham bone and the onion quarters.
  4. Taste the stock for seasonings, then add in the pound of reserved ham and pasta.
  5. Stir, cover and cook on high for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Garnish with the chopped parsley if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you’d rather make this recipe on the stove top, just follow the same instructions in a dutch oven or soup pot and cook for about 3 hours, simmering. Taste for seasonings, remove the ham bone and add the pasta. Cook for another 10 minutes until the pasta is tender.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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