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Ham Soup Recipes – 5 Delicious Ways To Use That Hambone

Do you have a ham bone in your freezer but you’re not sure what to do with it? Here’s a fun assortment of five recipes with crock pot and stovetop instructions. These range from the traditional split pea to the creative wild rice and ham chowder.

Lentil Soup
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: see below
Pams-hams bone
½ pound dried lentils
6 cups water
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small can V8 juice
¼ cup oil
1 t. basil (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
Rinse lentils thoroughly. Combine all ingredients.
In crock pot, cook on low 8-10 hours, Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup
On stove top: Combine ingredients and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup

Split Pea Soup or Navy Bean Soup
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: see below
Pams-hams bone
2 cups dried split peas or dried navy beans
6 cups water
2 chopped carrots
1 large onion, chopped
1 t. thyme (optional)
1 t. basil (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
Rinse peas thoroughly. Combine all ingredients
Recommended: In crock pot, cook on low 8-10 hours. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup.
On stove top:
Soak beans overnight with ¼ t. baking soda if possible.
Combine ingredients and bring to a boil.
Then cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender.
Remove bone from soup.

Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup

Mixed Bean Soup
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: see below
Pams-hams bone
1 pound dried mixed beans
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 large onion, chopped
4 cups of water
2 stalks celery – chopped
2 carrots – chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 t. basil (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
Rinse beans thoroughly. Combine all ingredients
Recommended: In crock pot, cook on low 8-10 hours. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup.
On stove top: Soak beans overnight with ¼ t. baking soda if possible. Combine ingredients and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup

Broccoli cheese soup
Prep time: 20 minutes, Cook time: 30 minutes
Pams-hams bone
1 bunch broccoli, chopped (I use tops mainly)
1 – ½ cup milk
1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
1 cup water
1 lb. Shredded cheddar cheese or Velveeta
5 T. butter
4 T. flour
salt and pepper to taste
Steam the broccoli in the microwave.
(1/2 inch of water in casserole dish, cook about 3 minutes or until you just start to smell it)
In large soup pot, melt butter and stir in flour. Slowly add remaining ingredients, stirring constantly. Add ham bone last. Cook on low 30 minutes or more. If it is thicker than your desired consistency, add more milk. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup

Wild Rice and Ham Chowder
Pre Time: 30 minutes, Cook time: 45 minutes
A. 1 ½ cups water, ¾ cup wild rice
B. ¼ cup butter or margarine, ½ cup chopped onion, 3 cloves garlic, minced, ½ cup flour, 4 cups of water and 4 chicken bouillon cubes
C. 1 ½ cup peeled, cubed potatoes, ½ cup chopped carrots, ½ t. thyme, ½ t. nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste
D. 1 (17 oz.) can whole kernel corn, undrained, 2 cups half n half (or milk), pams-hams bone
Cook A. Set aside. B. Combine butter, onion and garlic. Cook until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in the flour. Cook 1 minute stirring constantly. Add water and bouillon.
Add C. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15-30 minutes. Add D and simmer 20 more minutes. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup

For more of my recipes and cooking tips, go to www.pams-hams.com. An inviting place for sugar and honey glazed baked ham, dinners, gifts and clever conversation.

Pam is the owner of pams-hams.com and retired marketing director for Honeybaked in Michigan. As anyone with kids can know, the go was made in order to have more flexibility with the family. Leisure activities include cooking and entertaining and finding clever new ways to make a meal simpler or better. Also fond of water sports, Samoyeds, cats and small red head children.



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