Ham bone soup is the perfect way to warm up in winter with lots of veggies and savory broth. This soup is just as good in the summertime too when you are craving a delicious and easy to fix meal! Be sure to save your ham bone anytime you have a ham dinner or special occasion such as Easter or Christmas. When you taste this ham bone soup, you are convinced it took hours to prepare but, in reality, you can have it on the table in about 30 minutes!
How do you make ham bone soup?
Step 1. Start with a ham bone and place in a large pot and cover with water. The size of your pot will be determined by how large the ham bone is.
Step 2. Next add in tomatoes, carrots and seasonings and cook until carrots are tender.
Step 3. Add remaining veggies and simmer a few more minutes to combine flavors.
Can a person with diabetes eat ham bone soup?
Ham bone soup contains about 33gm carb per serving. This amount of carbs can be decreased, if desired, by leaving out the corn and replacing it with a lower carb veggie like celery or more tomatoes and green beans. Check out my list of 25 “free food” veggies to help you stay full for more ideas about lower carb veggies you can include in this recipe.
Ham Bone Soup
Use your leftover ham bone to make the best soup ever! Loaded with meat and veggies, it's a quick meal perfect for soup night.
- 1 ham bone, leftover
- 29 oz stewed tomatoes
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 14.5 oz green beans
- 11 oz corn
- 15.25 oz lima beans
Place ham bone in a large pot and add about 6-8 cups water (enough to cover bone). Add tomatoes, carrots, ketchup, worcestershire sauce and thyme to pot. Simmer uncovered 20 minutes.
Add remaining veggies to pot. Taste broth and adjust seasonings as desired. Simmer another 10-15 minutes to combine flavors.
Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve later.