Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quick Ham and Cabbage Soup

Got Easter left overs? How about a quick soup! No tackling the ham bone here folks... I'm talking about thinly slicing the relish tray leftovers, the bit of cabbage that wasn't used for cole slaw and a few stray slices of ham. This is a manageable meal that can be made well within an hour and is easily frozen.

Quick Ham and Cabbage Soup
1 Tblsp olive oil
1/2 C chopped onion
1/2 C thinly chopped celery
1/2 C thinly chopped carrot
1/8 C chopped red bell pepper
3 shakes of celery seed
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 C chicken stock
3 C shred cabbage (about 1/4" thick and 1" long)
1 C diced ham
heaping tsp of Chicken Better Than Bullion
S&P to taste
  1. Heat olive oil to medium.
  2. Add onion, celery, carrot, pepper and celery seed, saute until onion gets translucent.
  3. Saute garlic for one minute more.
  4. Add chicken stock and heat to a simmer.
  5. Toss in cabbage and cook until it just begins to wilt, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Add ham and heat through.
  7. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • The thing that takes the longest is for the carrots to soften up, make sure you slice them thin.
  • If you don't have enough chicken stock use approx 1 C water to 1 tsp Chicken Better Than Bullion.
  • It's important to add salt to this soup.
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  1. We had a lovely dinner with friends. The downside of that is, no leftover ham!!


  2. This sounds great. I am bookmarking this recipe!


  3. Yes, I do have leftover ham! I bought a large one just for this reason. Your recipe is printed and on the kitchen counter for this weekend. Thanks, Lynn.

  4. Looks delicious!!

  5. Ummmm ummnm ummnmm I am coming for supper!!!

  6. Your the soup Nazi now! :o) Great way to use up leftovers!

  7. Looks like my kind of soup! Nice recipe :-)

  8. My family loves cabbage - will have to give it a try as boiling it is getting old and no one likes old cabbage!

  9. Looks so good. I love cabbage. Next time I make ham I'll be making this soup!

  10. Refrigerator soups are often the best. Cook up whatever is left in there.

  11. I have never used Chicken Better Than Bullion before. Will check it out.

  12. I always love to see what's cookin' in your soup pot!! Wish we were neighbors!! Did I ever tell you that I was born in Greensburg, PA?

  13. Looks delish! We're having a cool spell and that puts me in the mood for soup! And I do have a bit of leftover ham in the freezer ......... hmmmm ......

  14. Cabbage is so filling in a soup and ham is a natural partner to cabbage too. I love using leftovers.

  15. I did get a free ham from the super market. I have never made cabbage soup, or kapusta as my mil used to call it!


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