The wonders never cease. My kids actually tried the pearl onions in this soup. And they liked them! Amazing.
This is one of those fantastic “assembly only” type recipes. Basically, you dump everything in the slow cooker and let it do its thing.
You don’t have to use pearl onions, if your kids are averse (but you might give it a go, because you never know…). The bag of frozen veggies I used included the onions. There are only 5 ingredients in this soup and they can be changed up as you wish.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2-3 cups cubed ham
- 24-36 oz. frozen stew veggies or other type veggies
- 2 quarts chicken broth
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 can cream of celery soup (not in photo)
- salt and pepper to taste
Toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker and give it a stir. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
We had quite a bit leftover the next day, but there weren’t many veggies or ham left (I used the lower amounts of each). So, I heated the soup and added 1/3 cup white rice to it. That was very good. I’m not sure how it would work to add about 1/2 cup rice in the slow cooker. I think it would be fine though. If you try it, let me know how that turns out.
Alternatively, you could cut back on the chicken broth/canned soup a bit. That would make less soup, but it would have more veggies and ham. Make sense?
Basically, do what works! Don’t be afraid to experiment.