The 15 BEST Ham Soup Recipes (2024)

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Have some leftover holiday ham to use up? How about making a cozy pot of soup!

This great list of easy Ham Soup Recipes will put your leftovers to good use. Maybe the second meal will be better than the first!

We’ve included classics like ham bone soup and split pea, as well as some unique ideas you may not have thought of.

Cook your way through these fifteen amazing ham soup recipes, they’re sure to be hits with you and your family!

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Ham Soup Recipes:

1. Ham Bone Soup

We’re starting this list of ham soup recipes with our Ham Bone Soup, a perfect way to use up your leftover holiday ham.

Can ham can get any better? Sure it can… when it gets transformed into out of this world deliciousham bone soup!

Get the Recipe: Ham Bone Soup

2. Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is one of the most classic ways to use leftover ham. Humble ingredients come together to create a wonderfully delicious soup. Make a big batch, it’s even better as leftovers.

Get the Recipe: Split Peas Soup

3. Ham and Bean Soup

This Ham and Bean Soup is a budget friendly recipe that only requires a few ingredients. It’s also a great no stress meal, as the crockpot does all the work for you. This is a must try recipe.

Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

4. Ham Vegetable Barley Soup with Pistou

Ham Vegetable Barley Soup with Pistou is the flavor packed weeknight dinner of your dreams.

This French inspired recipe is healthy and soul satisfying, and will be loved by your family. You can make the delicious soup ahead of time for those busy days.

Get the Recipe @ garlicandzest

5. Ham and Potato Soup

This Ham and Potato Soup the perfect use for your leftover holiday ham. It’s creamy and savory, a perfect example of how simple ingredients can create magic.

Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

6. Creamy Ham, White Bean and Tortellini Soup

Creamy Ham, White Bean and Tortellini Soup is so hearty and so delicious, it’s going to become your new favorite soup.

It’s a complete meal in a bowl, and only takes about 25 minutes.

Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

7. Cheesy Ham Corn Chowder

This Cheesy Ham Corn Chowder is a great combination of flavors. The sweet corn perfectly compliments the salty ham and cheese. Wonderful recipe.

Get the Recipe @ thegraciouswife

8. Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup is an easy dump and go crock pot meal. You’ll come home to some wonderful aromas when your slow cooker has been working all day.

Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

9. Broccoli Ham and Cheese Soup

Broccoli Ham and Cheese Soup is an amazing comfort food, and a great way to get picky eaters to get their veggies in.

This will be one of your favorites all winter long.

Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

10. Slow Cooker Pasta fa*gioli Ham Bone Soup

This Italian style soup is loaded with ham, veggies, beans, pasta and herbs all in a rich and flavorful broth. Pasta e fa*gioli is a perfect winter meal.

Get the Recipe @ awickedwhisk

11. Chinese Ham Bone Rice Soup

This Chinese Ham Bone Rice Soup, or Congee, is a popular comfort food in China. It’s slow cooked until the rice cooks down, creating a smooth and creamy soup.

Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

12. Black Bean Soup with Ham

Looking for the best Black Bean Soup? This is it! Black bean soup with ham is easy and flavorful, with a hint of Latin flair from cumin and hot sauce.

Get the Recipe @ biscuitsandburlap

13. Garbure (French Ham and Vegetable Soup)

Garbure is a very popular soup in France. It’s a rustic stew with homemade ham stock and some white wine, along with a variety of fresh veggies.

Get the Recipe @ myheartbeets

14. Slow Cooker Ham and Wild Rice Soup

Here’s another wonderful slow cooker ham soup. It’s creamy and comforting, plus the wild rice adds excellent flavor and texture.

Get the Recipe @ simplenourishedliving

15. Ham and Sweet Potato Soup

Ham and sweet potatoes are a great combination of sweet and salty. This recipe turns that pairing into a cozy and wholesome soup. It’s so easy, and so full of flavor!

Get the Recipe @ diethood

So there you go, fifteen amazing Ham Soup Recipes recipes for you to cook. We hope you love them as much as we do!

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The 15 BEST Ham Soups

These easy Ham Soups are all so comforting, and taste so much better than store bought, and are great uses for your leftovers! We love this ham bone soup:


  • 1 leftover ham bone
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 15oz cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 sprigs rosemary or 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 5-6 sprigs thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 -1 tsp chili flakes
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • 3 cups leftover ham, diced


  1. Place all the ingredients, except diced ham, in a crock pot.
  2. Cover the lid and cook for 5-6 hours on high, or until all veggies are cooked, or 8 hours on low. Add in diced ham 2 hours before the total cook time.
  3. Remove the ham bone and scrape any meat from the bone and add it back to the soup.
  4. Serve immediately.


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