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vegetable and ham bone soup
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5 from 6 votes

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 158kcal


  • 1 ham bone, leftover, or ham chunks
  • 29 oz stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • ¼ 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.


Expert tips for making Ham Bone Soup:
  • If you decide to make soup later, just freeze your ham bone.  It will thaw just fine when you simmer your soup.
  • If your ham bone has lots of ham still left on it, cut this ham up into chunks to disperse in the soup. 
  • Use lower sodium canned veggies if desired.  The soup bone will add enough flavor to the soup.
  • Make this soup low carb by using non starchy veggies like carrots, green beans, celery, peppers, cabbage, etc.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3345IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3.5mg