Ham Bone Soup uses a leftover ham bone as the base for this comforting soup. It’s filled with vegetables and just what you need the day after having a big ham dinner!
Ham is on our holiday dinner table often. We tend to indulge during a holiday so a nice pot of veggie soup flavored with a ham bone is a good meal for the next day.
Ham Bone Soup is easy to make and can be stored in the freezer. It takes a bit of time to cook but most of that time is just a pot simmering on the stove while other things are being done.
The kitchen smells delicious and the soup can easily be made in steps. I make the soup beforehand then heat it up when we are about to eat dinner.
A ham bone can also be stored in a freezer bag in the freezer until you are ready to make the soup.
Frozen vegetables are convenient to use in this recipe. I get the soup vegetables that have carrots, celery, potatoes and okra in them.
And the white beans make this soup hearty with extra protein. It all cooks up in a soup pot or Dutch oven to make a nice comfort food dinner.
Feel free to use different vegetables or swap out kidney beans for white beans.
My husband and son tend to eat up the ham on the ham bone because they have hearty appetites. No worries though, as you can always chop up some extra deli ham if you’d like more in your soup.
I’m fine with just a little ham and lots of veggies after the big holiday dinners. The important thing is to have that delicious ham bone flavor the broth.
Just don’t forget about that ham bone to make soup!
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