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Leftover Ham Bone Soup! Save that ham bone to make a flavorful broth which is the base of this hearty ham and potato soup!
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Leftover Ham Bone Soup

Leftover Ham Bone Soup! Save that ham bone to make a flavorful broth which is the base of this hearty ham and potato soup!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Serene

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 leftover ham bone
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 bayleaves
  • 2 cups ham diced
  • 3 russet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 cup whole milk or cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste

Toppings

  • fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Heat a large dutch oven over medium high heat, add the olive oil and allow to heat. Place the hambone in the pot and sear in the oil, allow to cook for about 1-2 minutes, then turn to cook the other side.
  • Add in the diced onion, carrots and celery. Cook until softened. Then add in the garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.
  • Pour in the water, add the bayleaf. Bring to a boil. Cover and allow to simmer for at least 30-40 minutes.
  • After broth has simmered, remove the ham bone from the pot, remove any meat left on the bone, and you can discard at this point.
  • Add in the chopped ham and potato. Allow to cook until the potato is soft and tender. About 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl combine the milk or cream with the cornstarch. Stir together with a fork until completely combined. Add to the soup. Stir until mixed in. Allow to simmer for another 3-4 minutes. The soup will thicken.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with fresh parsley as a garnish. Enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3878IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg