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
- left over ham cut into chunks
- 4-5 potatoes
- ½ an onion
- 3 large carrots
- 2-3 celery stalks
- 1 can white beans (or kidney... I've also tossed garbanzo beans in it after making it a few times now)
- 1-2 teaspoons chopped or minced garlic
- pinch of basil
- 1 bay leaf
- pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- bay leaf optional
- Place ham bone in a pot of water
- Bring to boil and cook for about an hour
- Cut up potatoes, celery, onion and carrots
- In a seperate pan over medium high heat add oil and then all the veggies
- Add garlic, basil and pepper
- Cook down about 10 minutes
- Cut up left over ham
- Rinse the beans
- Add the beans and ham to cooked down veggies
- Add broth and a bay leaf as well
- Continue cooking for about 1½ hours or until potatoes are cooked down.
For step by step photo tutorial please see the following photos… Printable recipe with instructions below as well:
Here is some pictures from our Easter celebration 2014…