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Delicious homemade ham bone soup from leftover ham cooked on the stove. Made with beans, potatoes, carrots and slow cooked in a rich broth.

a bowl of leftover ham bone soup

I always have a leftover ham bone when i cook my favorite Crock pot brown sugar ham… and making a soup with it is a great solution!

Slow simmering the broth is a key to a rich flavor. If you think you may have some turkey carcass leftovers from Thanksgiving too, try this Leftover turkey soup

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Leftover ham bone soup ingredients

  • Leftover ham bone. Try to cut off fat as much as possible.
  • Beans. Any white or cream colored beans will work. I used butter beans here, but i also like this soup with white kidney beans or navy beans.
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Potatoes. Russet potatoes or any other will work
  • Bay leaves, salt and pepper. My ham bone and chopped ham was so salty, i didn’t have to add any additional salt.

How long is a ham bone good for

You will be safe to leave the ham bone in the fridge for up to 5 days. I did leave the bone for 7 days and it was fine but i don’t recommend it.

Can i freeze a ham bone?

Yes you can and you should if you feel like you are not going to be using it withing a week. Put it in a ziplock bag (better two) and freeze up to half a year. The earlier you will use it the better,  since it will start getting a freeze burn over time.ham bean soup

More soup recipes readers love!

  1. Caldo de Pollo—- popular Mexican chicken soup
  2. Filipino pork soup
  3. Instant pot beef vegetable soup—- most popular soup on my site!
  4. Instant Pot butternut squash soup
a bowl of ham bone soup
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Leftover ham bone soup

Delicious homemade ham bone soup from leftover ham cooked on the stove. Made with beans, potatoes, carrots and slow cooked in a rich broth.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham bean soup, leftover ham bone soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 149kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ham bone
  • water to cover the ham bone
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 2 large russet potatoes diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover ham cubed
  • 1 can butter beans or white kidney beans (drained and rinsed )
  • black pepper and salt to taste

Instructions

  • Place the ham bone, chopped onion and bay leaves in to your soup pot. Add water just enough to cover the bone and bring to a boil. Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Remove the bone and bay leaves. Add diced ham, potatoes, carrots and beans. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until veggies are soft. Add salt to taste and serve.
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Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3397IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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