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Ham is one of the best holiday foods – but after dinner is over and the ham is eaten, don’t toss it! Wondering what to do with the rest of the ham? Try my slow cooker hambone soup recipe! You can see more of my easy recipes here.
I’ve got a tasty, easy slow cooker hambone soup recipe to share with you.
When you spend money on a ham, and it’s totally delicious, it’s a crime to just throw the rest away. Enter: ham bone soup. Sounds gross, tastes amazing. My favorite hambone soup recipe is super easy, really tasty, and cooks in the slow cooker so totally convenient as well.
It’s a hearty, comfort-food recipe with tons of veggies and delicious meat. You can leave out any of the vegetable ingredients but I find it’s a great way to sneak in some extra veggies, especially if there are kids eating it.
Slow Cooker Soup Recipe with Ham Bone
Start with the ham bone – it’s literally the bone in the middle of the ham + all the meat around it. I know, looks gross. But trust me, you want to save it. Most grocery stores sell ham bones and Honeybaked Ham also has them available daily.
Just dump in the slow cooker & let it do the work for you!
The meat literally falls off the bone – insert Homer Simpson drooling noise here. So good.
The ultimate comfort soup. My kids love it because it’s a mild yet hearty soup with lots of kid-friendly ingredients.
Slow Cooker Ham Bone Soup Recipe
- Hambone with some meat left on
- 2 russet potatoes, cubed
- 4-6 carrots, peeled & sliced
- 1 yellow onion (medium/large)
- 1 bag frozen corn OR 1 can drained corn
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 can kidney beans, rinsed & drained
- 6 cups water
- 2 chicken bullion cubes
- 1 bay leaf
- Add everything in the slow cooker (I use my BIG slow cooker) and stir to combine.
- Cook for 8-9 hours on low, or 5-6 hours on high.
- Discard ham bone about an hour before serving and use a fork to shred up ham.
- Discard bay leaf.
Adapted from Pip and Ebby