The perfect use of that leftover ham from holiday dinners. It’s tasty, easy and the whole family will love it!
If you made ham for the holidays, maybe even froze some like I did, you may be wondering what to make with all those leftovers.
I was trying to decide the same thing, looking over some of our favorite recipes like Country Ham and Potato Bake and Ham Cakes with Garlic Dill Aioli. They both sounded amazing, but I wanted something lighter, to counter the amount of cookies I ate over the holidays. To that end, this soup is light, with only 100 calories per serving. I used potatoes and creamed corn to act as thickeners, avoiding flour or additional cornstarch.
You’ll need a slow cooker to make this. I love this very affordable one that I’ve used for years. The large oval shape makes it easier to see the food than the deeper, round ones I have.
I DON’T HAVE LEFTOVER HAM, CAN I STILL MAKE THIS?
Yes! You can purchase prepackaged ham from your local grocery store and use that instead of leftover ham. You can also substitute cooked leftover beef or chicken to make a tasty soup.
CRAVING MORE LEFTOVER HAM RECIPES? TRY THESE
Perfect use of that leftover ham from holiday dinners. Made with carrots and corn, it’s tasty, easy and the whole family will love it!
- 2 cups ham, diced
- 2 cups carrots, diced
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 15 ounce can creamed corn
- 15 ounce can whole potatoes, drained and quartered
- 1 scallion, thinly sliced (white and green)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 cups water
- Place all of the ingredients in bottom of slow cooker. Stir to combine.
- Cook on Low 7 – 8 hours or High for 3 – 4 hours.
- Remove bay leaves and serve.
Leftover beef and chicken are delicious substitutions for the pork. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the recipe for flavor.
*Stove top directions – heat 1 tablespoon oil until shimmering in bottom of large saucepan. Saute carrots and onion in oil, over medium-high heat, until starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add all other ingredients to saucepan and bring to a boil. Use fork to smash a few potatoes to help thicken soup. Reduce heat and simmer for 40 – 45 minutes until carrots are tender. Serve.
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