Leftover Ham Bone Soup

If you're serving a big bone-in ham for the holidays and are looking for a great way to use up the leftovers, then you'll love this recipe for Leftover Ham Bone Soup. This hot and hearty soup is made with lots of veggies, beans, corn, a few spices, and, of course...your leftover ham! You can bet that they'll be leaving their bowls clean.

What You'll Need

  • 1 leftover ham bone
  • 7 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 (15-1/2-ounce) can white kidney beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup leftover diced ham

What to Do

  1. Place hambone in a large pot with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer 60 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Add onion, garlic, carrot, and potato and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard hambone. Stir beans, corn, thyme, and pepper into the hamstock.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in ham and cook 5 minutes or until heated through.


Don't forget to check out our page on Ways to Enjoy Holiday Leftovers for even more tasty recipes and ideas!


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