Leftover Hambone Soup

You can use up your leftover hambone to make this cozy, hearty soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet ham!

Leftover Hambone Soup - Use up your leftover hambone to make this cozy, hearty soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet ham!

For those of you who made a ham for Christmas yesterday, I highly suggest saving the bone so you can make this ultimate hambone soup. I first made this soup two years ago and I was so amazed as to how you could actually use the hambone! In the previous years, I would toss them in the trash but the leftover hambone is actually a gold mine.

Leftover Hambone Soup - Use up your leftover hambone to make this cozy, hearty soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet ham!

Leftover Hambone Soup - Use up your leftover hambone to make this cozy, hearty soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet ham!

Leftover Hambone Soup - Use up your leftover hambone to make this cozy, hearty soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet ham!

Leftover Hambone Soup - Use up your leftover hambone to make this cozy, hearty soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet ham!

With a simple homemade ham stock, you could create such a cozy, hearty soup with ingredients you already have on hand. Once you let the flavors meld together, this soup is wonderfully sweet and comforting with chunks of ham in every bite! It’s the perfect leftover soup without letting the bone go to waste. And this is sure to be a hit with the entire family. My 3-yr old nephew devoured this for lunch at school!

Leftover Hambone Soup - Use up your leftover hambone to make this cozy, hearty soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet ham!

Leftover Hambone Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Total Time 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield 6 servings

Leftover Hambone Soup

You can use up your leftover hambone to make this cozy, hearty soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet ham!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
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