Hot and Hearty Ham Soup Recipe


Cooking Time50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Meaty ham bone/Smoked pork hocks (ham hocks) - 1 1/2 pounds1 3⁄4 Pound
 Water8 Cup (128 tbs)
 Whole black peppercorns8
 Whole cloves5
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), halved
 Cabbage3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs), coarsely chopped
 Potatoes2 Large, peeled and thinly sliced for 3 cups
 Carrots3 Large, thinly sliced for 2 cups
 Onion1 Medium, chopped for 1/2 cup
 Rye bread slice8 (thick slices)
 Parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
 Swiss cheese4 Ounce, cut into strips

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 817 Calories from Fat 299

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g51.7%

Saturated Fat 13.7 g68.3%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 153.4 mg

Sodium 2576.7 mg107.4%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.8%

Dietary Fiber 10.3 g41.1%

Sugars 10.9 g

Protein 64 g127%

Vitamin A 188.4% Vitamin C 99.6%

Calcium 42.2% Iron 29.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a saucepan combine together ham bone or hocks, water, peppercorns, cloves, salt, and garlic; boil the mixture.
2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 2 1/2 hours; strain the broth and remove meat.
3. When bone is cool enough to handle, remove and discard the ham bone; cut off meat and chop.
4. Return broth and meat to the saucepan along with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and onion; cover and simmer for about 40 minutes or till vegetables are tender.
5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
6. Meanwhile, toast bread.
7. Ladle soup into heatproof bowls.
8. Top each with a toast slice; sprinkle with parmesan and top with Swiss cheese.
9. Place under broiler 2 minutes or till cheese melts.

10. Ladle stew into 4 bowls and stir well before serving.
11. Float toast atop each soup servings.