Ham Bone and Potato Soup

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!!

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Ham Bone and Potato Soup

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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What you’ll need:

  • Ham bone
  • Water
  • 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
  • pepper
  • 1 TBLS olive oil


  1. Put the ham pot in a pot of water.
  2. Bring to boil and cook for about an hour.
  3. Cut up potatoes, celery, onion and carrots.
  4. In seperate pan, over medium high heat add oil and then all the veggies.
  5. Add garlic, basil and some pepper.
  6. Cook down about 10 minutes.
  7. Cut up and extra ham you may have.
  8. Rinse white beans.
  9. Add the beans and ham to cooked down veggies.
  10. Add broth you made and a bay leaf.
  11. 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 🙂

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