Note: Many people believe that because most hams are cured that they are safe longer than fresh meat. However, most leftover cooked ham is safe in the refrigerator only about 5 days. Most ham can be frozen for 1 to 2 months.
This recipe goes together quickly; ready in just about an hour. The soup is a very flavorful way to use your leftover ham bone.
If you don't have a ham bone, just add 2 to 3 cups bite-size pieces of ham.