Crockpot Leftover Ham Bone Soup Recipe

Use up leftover ham bones to make this delicious, effortless soup. The marrow from the bone gives the broth a rich flavor that is so smooth. Filled with potatoes and vegetables, this Ham Bone Soup is so filling. Keep this one on your radar around Easter and Christmas time!


Happy 2016! I always feel like this time of year should be smooth sailing, with fresh starts and resolutions and the end of the Christmas craziness. But it never is. At least not for me. The absolute, total CRAZINESS of the holiday season takes its toll. Parties to attend, clothes to fit into, food to make, treats to prepare, houses to clean, presents to buy and wrap, decorations to put up and take down....repeat repeat repeat. It's nuts! And it's no wonder a lot of us feel a bit down and numb after it's all done.

While we were with family last week, we made a ham. A delicious, glazed ham that I forgot to photograph. So I photographed its carcass while it made us a delicious soup. :)


If you've never made a ham bone soup before, you have to try this. Especially when cooked in a crockpot, it is SO EASY. And so, so good.

Here's hoping for a fulfilling and happy 2016 for ALL of you!

Need other recipe ideas for using up ham? Start here! Leftover Lunch Meat Grilled Cheese, Hot Ham and Cheese Rollups and Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches!

Ham, Soup, Vegetables
Yield: 8-10


Use your leftover ham bone to make this delicious, effortless soup!

prep time: 15 minscook time: 8 hourtotal time: 8 hours and 15 mins


  • 1 leftover cooked ham bone (preferably with a bit of meat still attached)
  • 2 Russet potoatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 5 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 12-oz. bag frozen corn
  • 15-oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 chicken Bouillon cubes


  1. Place all ingredients into a 6-quart crock pot. Cook on Low for 8-9 hours or High for 5-6 hours. One hour before soup is done, remove the ham bone and let cool on a cutting board for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the meat from the ham bone and add it to the crockpot. Discard bone. Serve when soup is warmed through.


Cook on Low for 8-9 hours or High for 5-6 hours.
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