Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage

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If you're making a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, don’t throw away the leftover ham bone once all the meat’s been cut off. It’s a key ingredient in this soup that adds instant flavor with minimal effort! Here I added some vegetables, potatoes and cabbage, there are no beans but you can add some if you wish. So delicious and easy to make!Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage

If you’re making a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, don’t throw away the leftover ham bone once all the meat’s been cut off. It’s a key ingredient in this soup that adds instant flavor with minimal effort! Here I added some vegetables, potatoes and cabbage, there are no beans but you can add some if you wish. So delicious and easy to make!

If you're making a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, don’t throw away the leftover ham bone once all the meat’s been cut off. It’s a key ingredient in this soup that adds instant flavor with minimal effort! Here I added some vegetables, potatoes and cabbage, there are no beans but you can add some if you wish. So delicious and easy to make!

I made a slow cooker ham the other day and saved the bone just to make soup. Freeze the bone if you don’t plan on using it right away. You can make this on the stove in a big soup pot, Dutch oven or Instant Pot as I did here to save time. This would also be great in the slow cooker.

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If you're making a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, don’t throw away the leftover ham bone once all the meat’s been cut off. It’s a key ingredient in this soup that adds instant flavor with minimal effort! Here I added some vegetables, potatoes and cabbage, there are no beans but you can add some if you wish. So delicious and easy to make!

If you're making a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, don’t throw away the leftover ham bone once all the meat’s been cut off. It’s a key ingredient in this soup that adds instant flavor with minimal effort! Here I added some vegetables, potatoes and cabbage, there are no beans but you can add some if you wish. So delicious and easy to make!
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Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage

124 Cals 10.5 Protein 15 Carbs 2.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Soup
CUISINE: American
If you're making a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, don’t throw away the leftover ham bone once all the meat’s been cut off. It’s a key ingredient in this soup that adds instant flavor with minimal effort!

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups 1 carton less sodium chicken broth
  • 10 ounces 2 medium yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced small
  • 1 leftover ham bone
  • 5 ounces chopped leftover ham
  • 1 small head cabbage, cored and chopped (13 oz)

Instructions

  • Instant Pot:
  • Assuming your electric pressure cooker has a saute option, press the saute button and spray with oil, add the onions, celery, and garlic and saute, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, carrots, 1 1/2 cups water, potatoes, ham bone and ham and cook high pressure 20 minutes.
  • Let the steam release naturally. Add the cabbage and cook 5 minutes high pressure. Natural or quick release.
  • To cook on the stove top:
  • Follow the same directions as above in a large pot or Dutch oven, cook covered low 1 hour adding the cabbage during the last 10 to 15 minutes. Cook until the cabbage and vegetables are tender.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 10.5g, Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 437mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 4.5g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: ham and cabbage soup, ham bone soup, ham soup, leftover ham bone recipes, leftover ham bone soup potatoes and cabbage

If you're making a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, don’t throw away the leftover ham bone once all the meat’s been cut off. It’s a key ingredient in this soup that adds instant flavor with minimal effort! Here I added some vegetables, potatoes and cabbage, there are no beans but you can add some if you wish. So delicious and easy to make!If you're making a big bone-in ham for the holidays this year, don’t throw away the leftover ham bone once all the meat’s been cut off. It’s a key ingredient in this soup that adds instant flavor with minimal effort! Here I added some vegetables, potatoes and cabbage, there are no beans but you can add some if you wish. So delicious and easy to make!

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138 comments

  1. Perfect timing! Had two large bones in one very large ham. Made ham and split pea soup, shared the boneless part of the hame with family and still have so much left over.

  2. I have been making this soup for years and my go to recipe. It’s amazing! To make it a low carb version, I eliminate potatoes and don’t miss them at all.

  3. This is now my number 1 favorite soup and, surprise, I make it exactly like your recipe. Winner. My only question is, I love it so much and don’t always have a ham bone, is there anything that you can use to substitute for the ham bone? I made it today and left a lot of the meat on the bone and I am going to freeze the bone and get 2 recipes out of one bone. I am sure that there is a lot of flavor left. Plus, it will be economical.