We went to a big family and friends Easter this year… I was in charge of the rolls… But I left with the ham bone 🙂 !!! There was actually two hams that were cooked for our big feast… and the host graciously offered them up!
This is a first for me… I’ve actually never made Ham Bone soup before. I google searched it read threw a bunch of recipes… the first thing I decided was that it needed potato in it… and then I went and dug through the fridge to see what I could come up with! So here is what I threw together… My hubby was my taste tester and gave it 2 Thumbs Up!!
Next time you have an extra ham bone sitting around… Try it out!!
Ham Bone and Potato Soup
What you’ll need:
- Ham bone
- left over ham cut into chunks
- 4-5 potatoes
- 1/2 an onion
- 3 large carrots or a bunch of little ones 😉
- 2-3 celery stalks
- 1 can white beans (or kidney… really whatever you have in the cupboard!)
- 1-2 tsp chopped or minced garlic
- pinch basil
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 TBLS olive oil
- Put the ham pot in a pot of water.
- Bring to boil and cook for about an hour.
- Cut up potatoes, celery, onion and carrots.
- In seperate pan, over medium high heat add oil and then all the veggies.
- Add garlic, basil and some pepper.
- Cook down about 10 minutes.
- Cut up and extra ham you may have.
- Rinse white beans.
- Add the beans and ham to cooked down veggies.
- Add broth you made and a bay leaf.
- Continue cooking for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the potatoes are cooked down.
Some fun pictures from our Easter get together 🙂