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Ham Bone Soup

Ham Bone Soup


1 meaty ham bone
7 cups water
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 carrots, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup corn
15 oz northern beans, undrained
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. celery salt
Salt and Pepper


  1. Place ham bone in large pot, cover with the water. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove ham bone and cool enough to be able to handle. Remove meat from bone and cut into bite-size pieces. Add the ham to the pot and simmer the soup for another 10 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.

Ham Bone Soup
Recipe Notes
Ham Bone Soup
March 20, 2019

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.

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