Potato Cabbage Soup With Ham

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

I found this in a magazine and fell in love with it. It is a great thing to have for leftover ham, quick to fix, and very tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel potatoes and cut them into 1/4" dice. Cut carrots into 1/4" dice. Coarsely chop scallions. Cut ham into 1/4" dice. Shred cabbage.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add potatoes, carrots and scallions and saute until scallions are wilted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Add cabbage, water, broth, dill and pepper, and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Just before serving, gently mash vegetables with a potato masher to thicken liquid if desired. Stir in the ham. .
  6. (Notes: I don't mash the potatos because I prefer potato soup that way, and it is already pretty thick for me. I also have used chicken bullion and water to make the broth called for, and it has worked fine for me.).
Most Helpful

very tasty! I needed to add a little salt, and I skipped the butter and flour (we have dairy and wheat allergies in our family), and instead sauted the veggies in olive oil. It turned out great, and was so satisfying on a chilly night.

heatherfranklin January 05, 2010

A fabulous soup! I'm a fan...first time making this type of broth, it was easy to make, a great use of leftover ham, absolutely delicious!! Followed the directions and doubt I would modify it at all though next time I might try the olive oil variation mentioned below. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

JR T. December 31, 2014

This was lovely! I had to use a regular onion since I didn't have green onions on hand, and I only had a little bit of ham, so I also added 3 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped. Followed all the directions then put it in the crock pot instead of the 20 min simmer. Made a wonderful lunch on a cold rainy day! Might add a dash of sour cream on top of the bowls next time for additional layers of flavor! Thank you for an easy and delicious meal.

LousyChef November 07, 2014