Ham Bone and Vegetable Soup


I was looking for a good use of a ham bone without the heavy cream of a potato soup. I made use of a few other recipes to come up with one that I thought my husband and I would like. I think it is important to start with the three basics: onion, celery, and carrots. In addition, you can add a variety of different vegetables to suit your taste or depending on what you have in the house at the time.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 3 potatoes, diced

  • 8 cups hot water

  • 8 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 1 ham bone

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • ½ (16 ounce) package frozen corn

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Melt bacon grease in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion, carrots, celery, and garlic in hot bacon grease until vegetables are slightly tender and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir potatoes into onion mixture; cook and stir until golden, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir hot water and chicken bouillon together in a slow cooker until bouillon is dissolved; add onion mixture, ham bone, diced tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce, black pepper, and salt.

  3. Cook soup in the slow cooker set to Low for 4 to 6 hours. Remove ham bone from soup and let rest until cool enough to handle. Remove meat from ham bone and stir meat into soup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1039mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 461mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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