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25 Hearty Ham Soup Recipes for Cozy Winter Nights

Ham soup recipes that are perfect for warming up during the cold winter months! These comforting and flavorful soups are a great way to enjoy a hearty meal with family and friends.

25 Hearty Ham Soup Recipes for Cozy Winter Nights

Ham is a versatile ingredient that adds a rich, smoky flavor to soups, making them especially satisfying during winter. Whether you have leftover ham from a holiday meal or simply enjoy its savory taste, these ham soup recipes offer a variety of delicious ways to savor this ingredient.

Each recipe in this collection is designed to be both hearty and easy to make, making them perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.

25 Hearty Ham Soup Recipes for Cozy Winter Nights

1
Ham, Bean and Potato Soup
Ham, Bean and Potato Soup
When I was a cook in a restaurant years ago, this was our best-selling soup. One taste and your family will agree it’s a winner!
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2
Split Pea Soup with Ham & Jalapeno
Split Pea Soup with Ham & Jalapeno
To me, this spicy pea soup is total comfort food. I cook it low and slow all day, and it fills the house with a yummy aroma. It’s so good with a nice, crispy baguette. —Chelsea Tichenor, Huntington Beach, California
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3
Cheddar Ham Chowder
Cheddar Ham Chowder
I often freeze this soup and thaw it for a fast easy meal. Since it’s hearty, all I need to add are rolls or bread and a salad. —Ann Heine, Mission Hill, South Dakota
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4
Navy Bean Vegetable Soup
Navy Bean Vegetable Soup
My family likes bean soup, so I came up with this hearty, hammed-up version. The leftovers freeze well for first-rate future meals. —Eleanor Mielke, Mitchell, South Dakota
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5
Slow-Cooked Minestrone Soup
Slow-Cooked Minestrone Soup
When this colorful minestrone has about 30 minutes left to cook, I add the macaroni. Then there’s time to make some garlic bread and a simple salad. —Kara de la Vega, Santa Rosa, California
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6
Cheesy Ham & Corn Chowder
Cheesy Ham & Corn Chowder
When the day calls for a warm bowl of chunky soup, we make a big pot of the goods—potatoes, corn, ham and cheese. —Andrea Laidlaw, Shady Side, Maryland
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French Market Soup
French Market Soup
An old friend gave me this recipe and it is so heart-warming in the cold, winter months. I think it is even more flavorful the next day and it’s best made the day before serving. Leftovers freeze well.—Terri Lowe, Lumberton, Texas
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Provencal Ham & Bean Soup
Provencal Ham & Bean Soup
There is nothing quite like the wonderful aroma of this delicious soup bubbling away! To make preparation even easier, I like to start it the night before, and then all I have to do is turn on the slow cooker in the morning. —Lyndsay Wells, Ladysmith, British Columbia
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9
Campfire Bean ‘N’ Ham Soup
Campfire Bean ‘N’ Ham Soup
These are the best beans and ham you’ll ever taste—bar none! Friends rave about this hearty soup that I serve hot off the grill. For easy cleanup, consider covering the outside of your Dutch oven with heavy-duty foil first. —Tom Greaves, Carrollton, Illinois
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10
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
Put leftover ham to work in this slow-cooker split pea soup. Using a slow cooker makes this recipe even easier.
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11
Slow-Cooker Potato & Ham Soup
Slow-Cooker Potato & Ham Soup
In our house, this recipe is a win-win. It’s easy for me to whip up and easy for my family to devour…the crusty bread for dipping doesn’t hurt, either. —Linda Haglund, Buffalo, Minnesota
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Cajun Corn Soup
Cajun Corn Soup
I found this recipe years ago and substituted Cajun stewed tomatoes for a bolder taste. Now I prepare this dish for out-of-state guests who want to taste some Cajun food. Everyone who tries it gives it high marks. Plus, it’s easy to prepare. —Sue Fontenot, Kinder, Louisiana
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13
Ham, Potato and Pepper Chowder
Ham, Potato and Pepper Chowder
I have been serving this chowder for years now. When I’m feeding family members who don’t eat dairy products, I substitute oil for the butter and use coconut milk or soy creamer instead of heavy cream. It still turns out wonderful! —Eileen Stefanski, Wales, Wisconsin
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14
Hearty Hash Brown Soup
Hearty Hash Brown Soup
Once they take a spoonful of this soup chock-full of potatoes and ham, folks will think you fussed. Since it uses frozen hash browns, it’s really simple and fast to make.—Frances Rector, Vinton, Iowa
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15
Cheesy Ham Chowder
Cheesy Ham Chowder
My five children all agree that this soothing recipe is wonderful. The soup is full of potatoes, carrots and ham. The best part is that I can get it on the table in only a half hour of hands-on time. —Jennifer Trenhaile, Emerson, Nebraska
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16
Priscilla’s Vegetable Chowder
Priscilla’s Vegetable Chowder
This is the perfect soup to warm up with on a cold fall or winter day. Serve it in a bread bowl to make it extra special. —Rhodes Bake-N-Serv, Jenna Jackson, Salt Lake City, Utah
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17
Neighborhood Bean Soup
Neighborhood Bean Soup
Even though I’m single, I make multiple servings of everything. Actually, this tendency has helped me to get to know my neighbors. A few of them always volunteer to be my guinea pigs whenever I try out a new recipe or two. —Cheryl Trowbridge, Windsor, Ontario
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18
Shortcut Split Pea Soup
Shortcut Split Pea Soup
Pair this soup with a simple tossed salad for a well-rounded, nourishing meal that’s quick and easy. —Donna Noel, Gray, Maine
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19
Warm Up With This Slow-Simmered Classic Lentil Soup
Warm Up With This Slow-Simmered Classic Lentil Soup
This classic, slow-simmered lentil soup is seasoned with ham and vegetables. The soup is a quick and easy preparation you’ll love.
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20
Spicy Black Bean Soup With Ham and Garlic
Spicy Black Bean Soup With Ham and Garlic
This black bean soup recipe is nicely flavored with garlic, a meaty ham bone, and spices. Top each serving with sour cream and chopped green onions.
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21
Easy and Spicy Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham
Easy and Spicy Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham
This flavorful green tomato soup recipe is made with diced country ham, a little garlic, and some jalapeño pepper and hot sauce.
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22
Easy Winter Lunch Solution: Ham and Lima Bean Soup
Easy Winter Lunch Solution: Ham and Lima Bean Soup
This fast and easy lima bean soup is cooked with diced ham and fresh vegetables. Frozen baby lima beans are the key ingredient in this soup.
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Classic Black Bean Soup With Ham From Your Slow Cooker
Classic Black Bean Soup With Ham From Your Slow Cooker
This black bean soup recipe is made with a meaty ham bone and garlic and celery and sherry, cooked in the crockpot or slow cooker.
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24
The Fastest Green Pea and Ham Soup Recipe
The Fastest Green Pea and Ham Soup Recipe
Loving this variation of Green Pea and Ham soup which is super fast to make, no soaking needed. So lunch on the table in no time.
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This Classic Senate Bean Soup Includes Ham and Potatoes
This Classic Senate Bean Soup Includes Ham and Potatoes
This navy bean soup is packed with flavor. A ham bone or ham hocks provide the seasoning, and fresh chopped vegetables add color and nutrients.
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