Ham Bone Potato Soup a delicious hearty soup made with a ham bone, potatoes, celery, carrots, and onion simple and so delicious.
Ham bone potato soup one of the ways I love to beat the winter blues. It’s a soup that will warm you up and keep you going during these cold winter days.
I can’t think of a better way to use a ham bone than to make soup out of it. My family really loves to have a meal of ham from a bone in ham and so do I, but what I really love is the soup that will be made from it.
I like to buy ham during the holiday seasons when they have them on sale and then put them in the freezer for a later date. That is what happened a few weeks ago, we had the family home for a ham meal, no special occasion – we happen to have a ham in the freezer.
The leftover hambone was used for this creamy potato soup.
There are recipes out there that use chicken broth for the base of the soup, but I love the flavor of the ham broth for the base. Heavy cream and the potatoes make for a cream soup.
It is an easy soup to make and one of my favorites. It takes a bit of time to make it, so it is one that is suited for the weekend more than a weeknight meal.
If you like soup with a ham bone – check out these recipes:
- 1 Leftover ham bone
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 1 cup carrots sliced
- 8 cups potatoes cubed
- 7 cups water
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups ham cubed
Prepare the vegetables for the soup. Add the butter to a Dutch oven or a soup pot and heat over medium heat. Add the celery and the onion and cook for 6 to 8 minute. Add the water with the ham bone and cook for about one hour.
Remove the ham bone and add the potatoes, carrots and the bay leaves. Cook for another 20 to 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the bay leaves and mash about 1/4 of the potatoes.
Add the cream and ham and stir in. Season with salt and pepper