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Ham & Cabbage Soup

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Serve this soup with warm dinner rolls or a half sandwich on the side. To vary the recipe, vary the vegetables in the soup—add broccoli or cauliflower florets, diced potato, or shredded chard. You can also add beans like cannellinis or black-eyed peas.


  • 2 cups ham (diced or shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (finely diced)
  • 2 large carrots (diced)
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 10 cups chicken broth (OR ham broth*)
  • 2 pounds cabbage (head, cored and roughly diced)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
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    1. In a large saucepan or small stockpot over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to become translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the carrots and celery are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add the ham, broth, cabbage, and bay leaves and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the cabbage is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
    2. *To make ham broth, combine 2 smoked ham hocks, 1 carrot, 1 celery stalk, 1 onion (quartered), 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns and 4 quarts water in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil over low heat, reduce to a very gentle simmer, cover and cook until the meat falls off the ham hocks, 3 to 4 hours. Strain the broth and add salt and pepper to taste. Makes about 3 quarts.
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    Newton 15 days ago
    needed more seasoning
    Mintz a month ago
    It’s simple and delicious. I added a little hot sauce to it. Will be making this again!!
    Alyssa Andrea Knox 7 months ago
    Turned out better than I thought!! Definitely want to make this again!!
    Joe Shelton 8 months ago
    excellent recipe I use smoked ham leftover from previous days dinner. I also used Ham based bouillon to make the broth which gives an excellent flavor. Highly recommend this recipe.
    Kim Tuyls 10 months ago
    Very good. Made it with stock made from a ham bone. Meat came from same ham. Makes all the difference! Added a little hot sauce at table. Yum.
    Cheryl G. a year ago
    This recipe was very tasty.
    Melody 2 years ago
    This is really good . Made-it last night ❤️
    Dean 2 years ago
    i added a little cumin and 14oz of diced tomatoes. so good!!
    Shannon P. 3 years ago
    it was delicious i will definitely make it again