Great way to use the Easter ham bone.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 55 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
10 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 3 quarts water and ham bone to a boil in a large stock pot. Boil until meat from the bone comes off easily, about 1 hour. Remove bone from broth. Allow bone to cool enough to touch; remove as much meat from as possible. Transfer meat to a resealable plastic bag, seal, and refrigerate.

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  • Pour broth into a large bowl; cover and refrigerate overnight. Skim and discard any fat from the top of the chilled broth; transfer broth to a large pot.

  • Bring broth to a boil; add potatoes, cabbage, celery, and reserved ham. Continue to simmer until potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.

  • Whisk 1/2 cup water and flour in a bowl; whisk into potato-ham soup until thickened. Add light cream; stir.

Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 24.8g 8% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 33.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
This soup came out incredibly delicious. I had a ham bone that I was saving in my freezer and it worked quite well with this recipe. I did swap the celery with asparagus. I also used an immersion blender once the potatoes were soft and made it all into a creamy chowder consistency. This eliminated the need for the water/flour step. It thickened up quite nicely and also "hid" the veggies for my picky daughter (and picky husband). I added the cream still along with a little shredded cheese. I will definitely make this soup again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2020
The over all recipe is good. But it seemed very bland by our standards. We ending up putting about a tablespoon of old bay. Coriander seeds. Fennel seeds. A bay leaf. Paprika. Onion powder. Salt and pepper. Read More
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114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2016
This soup came out incredibly delicious. I had a ham bone that I was saving in my freezer and it worked quite well with this recipe. I did swap the celery with asparagus. I also used an immersion blender once the potatoes were soft and made it all into a creamy chowder consistency. This eliminated the need for the water/flour step. It thickened up quite nicely and also "hid" the veggies for my picky daughter (and picky husband). I added the cream still along with a little shredded cheese. I will definitely make this soup again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2015
this was incredibly good I've made many ham soups but this is one was best thus far!! I followed recipe completely the only thing I added was corn and that made it more of a chowder but boy it was good will be stapled in my recipe book thanks for sharing.. One reviewer said that she added rice and gave it three stars deafly no rice add potato another reviewer said that she would add Asparagus. that sound like s great add in!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2018
I think this recipe depends upon your ham! Mine was very flavorful (and definitely salty enough). I sauteed up a minced onion with the celery, added thyme and pepper, and carrots along with the cabbage and potatoes. I ended up not even adding the milk. It was delicious without it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2015
Awesome. I want to make another ham just so I can have the bone. I made it one day though. Putting the broth in the fridge for a few hours allowed it to cool enough to skim the fat. I also used heavy cream because its what I had available. Still turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2017
We loved this recipe. The only change we made was to use leftover ham instead of the meat off the bone because the meat on the bone was much too fatty for us. This isn't your normal ham bone soup. It was fresh tasting and delicious. Perfect for a spring soup or those wintery days when you want spring to come. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2019
Great recipe but I did alter somewhat to adjust to my family s taste. I sautéed the celery a small diced onion and 2 smashed cloves of garlic to butter and olive oil in a stock pot. I added 4-5 sprigs of thyme and then added flour to make a roux before adding the ham stock potatoes and ham. My family isn t keen on cabbage so I used a bag of fresh peas when the potatoes were nearly done and used about 1/4c heavy cream. Super!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2019
Used a package of coleslaw mix and a package of sliced fresh mushrooms and about 3/4 tsp of garlic salt and some pepper to taste. It was delicious and will DEFINITELY be making it again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Great cold winter night soup!!! I used low sodium chicken stock not water. I didn't use cabbage I added navy beans... Cooked them for 1 hour before adding to stock. I will definitely be making this again so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2016
This turned out really good! I had to make a couple subtitutions based on what I had on hand...I used 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion since I didn't have the green onions. I also used 2% milk instead of the cream (since I didn't have the cream and I was hoping to cut the calories). My husband and two little boys loved it and even asked to have the leftovers the next day as our meal! I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2020
The over all recipe is good. But it seemed very bland by our standards. We ending up putting about a tablespoon of old bay. Coriander seeds. Fennel seeds. A bay leaf. Paprika. Onion powder. Salt and pepper. Read More
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