Easter Ham Bone Soup Recipe

  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 ham bone
  • 5 potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 large stalks celery, chopped
  • 5 green onions, chopped, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light whipping cream
  1. Bring 3 quarts water and ham bone to a boil in a large stock pot. Boil until meat from the bone comes off easily, about 1 hour. Remove bone from broth. Allow bone to cool enough to touch; remove as much meat from as possible. Transfer meat to a resealable plastic bag, seal, and refrigerate.
  2. Pour broth into a large bowl; cover and refrigerate overnight. Skim and discard any fat from the top of the chilled broth; transfer broth to a large pot.
  3. Bring broth to a boil; add potatoes, cabbage, celery, and reserved ham. Continue to simmer until potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.
  4. Whisk 1/2 cup water and flour in a bowl; whisk into potato-ham soup until thickened. Add light cream; stir.