Still have some leftover ham from the holidays? Try this recipe that takes only 10 minutes to prepare for a creamy and comforting soup of ham, potatoes and vegetables for a memorable meal you’ll want to make again!
It’s pure comfort food with carrots, celery, onions and potato simmered in chicken stock, lightly seasoned, with added flavor from a ham bone (if you have one), in addition to your diced ham meat and cream. Yum!
No leftover ham? Simply buy some ham hocks that are very inexpensive (but real tasty!); chop them up and put them right in. You don’t want to miss out on this very delicious and satisfying dish that could become a family favorite after you try it!
Because it’s pure comfort food you’ll want to make again..
HOW TO MAKE HAM BONE SOUP
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
- 1 Tbs butter
- 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 carrots, peeled, quartered and sliced
- 3 stalks of celery, sliced
- 1 ham bone
- 6 Cups chicken stock (low sodium)
- 1 pound of russet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2½ Cups diced ham
- 1 Cup heavy cream
- 3 Tbs corn starch
- ¼ Cup chopped parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place a large pot over medium heat. Add the butter and melt.
- Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 3-4 minutes
- Add the carrots and celery and cook for 4-5 minutes. Season vegetables to taste with salt and pepper.
- Pour in the chicken stock and add the ham bone and potatoes. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender.
- Stir in the ham and heavy cream. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until ham is warmed through.
- Mix the cornstarch with ¼ cup of cold water and stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Add the cornstarch to the soup and cook for 2-3 minutes or until soup has thickened.
- Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Remove the ham bone and discard. Stir in the parsley and serve.
- You can also easily make split pea soup by switching out the cream by adding a 1-pound bag of split peas, rinsed and picked through, after the vegetables are tender and simmer with the ham for 1 hour until your soup is thick.
- For delicious rolls to go with your soup, try this homemade King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls recipe here.
Inspired by Dinner At The Zoo