After the Holidays Ham Bone Soup Recipe -
After the Holidays Ham Bone Soup Recipe

After the Holidays Ham Bone Soup

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"A leftover ham bone is simmered with vegetables, macaroni, and rice to create a hearty soup and family tradition after the holidays."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 5 mins

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place the ham bone into a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Add the onion and tomatoes, then stir in the frozen mixed vegetables and potatoes. Simmer for about 20 minutes, then add the macaroni, rice, and chopped ham. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 1 1/2 hours. Any ham on the bone should come off easily. Stir in the tomato sauce and let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 25, 2008

GREAT recipie, i cooked it for 1 Hr, added fresh carrots and celery, and omitted the macaroni and just added rice GREAT!!! thanks

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 07, 2008

The flavor of this was very good. I think there must be an error in the amount of time the pasta and rice cooks.An hour and a half was way too long. It was very mushy. I think if they were added w/ only 15-20 minutes remaining it would have been delicious.

Dec 31, 2007

This sounded really different from the old potato and ham soup, but my family did not care for it. I think it was using noodles and rice together. I will try again but only use either rice or noodles. I have really picky eaters when it comes to those ing. Thanks for the post.

Jan 02, 2010

I added 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder, 2 Tbsp Onion Powder, 2 heaping Tbsp Minced garlic, a little salt and a little pepper. Only added noodles with no rice. It was FANTASTIC

Jan 05, 2010

Delicious. The cooking time was weird though. My pasta and veggies came out mushy, plus the potatoes were completely gone (melted away). I suggest this cook time instead. Boil, then simmer ham bone med- low - 1 hr Add potatoes - 30 min Add all other ingredients except tomato sauce - 30 min For flavor, I added garlic & onion powder & boullion cubes

Jan 30, 2009

Very bland. Needs some spices to give it some flavor. Added the noodles with only a 1/2 hour of cooking time left. Noodles were perfect.

Nov 17, 2010

Followed the recipe exactly, no changes made. Felt it needed something else. I have other recipes for soup that uses a ham bone which I would choose over this one. It isn't bad, but it just isn't a keeper for me. My husband did say it tasted better than he thought it was going to. I kept my opinion to myself until after he had a bowl. I was hoping it would have more flavor but just didn't do it for me. Sorry.

Jan 07, 2010

Yummy! I added the rice and noodle later .


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  • Calories
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 337 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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