Many people had ham for the holidays. I know we did. I froze the ham bone after we had carved most of the meat of, leaving some smaller bits and pieces. I wasn’t in the mood for cooking with ham after having so much of it. Today, however, I decided I would make a ham bone soup.

ham soup

I scoured the internet for some recipes. After looking over some recipes I realized that you can really do whatever you want with your ham bone. Here are just a few simple suggestions of ingredients you could add:

  • potatoes
  • beans
  • pasta
  • rice
  • barley
  • celery
  • carrots
  • canned tomatoes
  • corn
  • bell peppers

The list could go on and on as there are 100’s of variations you could choose.

Unsure of your ability to throw a soup together? Below are 6 different recipes that looked pretty good to me!

Simple Bean Soup with Ham Bone: This one uses carrots, celery, and navy beans

Hambone Soup: celery, can tomatoes, limas, potatoes

Ham Bone Bean Soup:  Simple recipe with lots of pepper!

Easiest Ham Bone Soup: 3 basic ingredients; ham bone, 1 pound navy beans, water. They do add seasonings later though

Bean Soup with Ham Bone: beans, celery, carrots and onion

Ham Bone Soup: potatoes, kidney beans, bell pepper and onion

Do you make a ham bone soup? Feel free to link to your recipe!