Ham & Potato Soup

This was some great soup that uses a part of a ham that is just discarded. Flavor can be found in the bone too.

The Soup Diva

This is a great way to use up leftover ham (including the bone!)

  • 32 oz vegetable broth (or chicken or beef)
  • 2 cups diced potatoes (about 2 large russets)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots (diced or matchstick – about 3 carrots)
  • 1-2 cups diced ham (depending on how much meat is left on the bone)
  • 1 leftover ham bone (optional, but adds lots of flavor)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh or dried parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried thyme
  • 5 oz can evaporated milk
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Put broth, water, vegetables, ham (and bone), and seasonings in large slow cooker on low. Cook all day (at least 8 hours). Remove bone. Stir in milk and add additional seasonings as needed.


I created this recipe after being inspired by my friend Oreon, who posted on Facebook that she was making soup with a leftover…

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Author: Tony Burgess

Hi There! My name is Tony Burgess. My friends call me "T-Bird", I'm a believer, blogger, lover and bleeding heart idealist from the great city of Chattanooga, TN. I embrace all things geeky and nerdy. This blog is where I chronicle and curate the silly and sacred things in life. My life is about my wife of 17 years Laura, Cody our boy dog, family, friends and of course blogging. I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank. The Episcopal/Anglican Church is where I express my faith and St. Peter's parish is my community. Grace and peace to all!

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