Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Leftover Ham Bone Soup

So we had a very yummy Ham for our Christmas dinner, I wanted to use the leftovers for future meals and found the perfect recipe. This one is literally one of my favorite soups I have ever tried. Its full of natural flavors and goodness. I had double bowls and tons of leftovers. Think of off the good minerals and vitamins packed in here. I had never thought of saving my ham bone and boiling it for a natural stock for soup but I'm sold now! I think I need to buy another ham, just so we can make this soup again before Winters over.

I frequent Pinterest often looking for good meal ideas and there is one particular website that has not failed me yet and this is where I found this soup here

  • 1 leftover hambone
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup canned white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover diced ham
  • Place leftover hambone in a large stockpot or Dutch oven and add enough water to cover the bone halfway, about 6-7 cups. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until very fragrant, about 30 minutes to 1 hour; remove and discard hambone.
  • Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots and potato. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in ham stock, beans, corn, thyme and bay leaves; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in ham until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

For the ham, I wanted to also share how ours turned out, it was a keeper. Found it here


  1. This sounds really good and I know two guys who would love it....my son and husband! Pinned!

  2. Everything looks delicious! Thanks for the recipes!

  3. Yum! Saving this recipe for next time we make a ham.

  4. thanks for the recipe!!


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