Ham And Cabbage Soup

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Ham and cabbage soup is slow simmered in a flavor full broth with herbs, carrots, onion and a touch of garlic that’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner.

Ham and cabbage soup

Are you craving a delicious and comforting meal that will warm you up from the inside out? Look no further than the perfect pairing of ham and cabbage soup. This delightful combination of savory ham and hearty cabbage creates a flavor explosion.

The tender ham adds a smoky and salty element to the soup, while the cabbage and carrots add a satisfying crunch and subtle sweetness. The flavors meld together beautifully, creating a cozy and comforting dish that is perfect for chilly winter nights.

Not only is this pairing incredibly tasty, but it’s also a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Cabbage is rich in vitamins and minerals, and its high fiber content makes it a healthy addition to any meal. Paired with ham, this soup becomes a well-rounded and nutritious dish that will keep you satisfied.

How To Make Ham And Cabbage Soup

Ingredients needed

  • Cabbage
  • Cubed ham
  • Chicken broth
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Seasonings (listed below)

Quick tip before starting

For a thicker broth you can add in flour or use a little tomato paste. Flour will thicken the broth without changing the flavor but tomato paste will add a tomato feel.

For flour, add two tablespoons mixed into the veggies before adding in the broth.

For tomato paste, mix in and cook a little with the veggies before adding the broth. Measure out about three ounces for this ham and cabbage soup recipe.

Ham and cabbage soup

An easy variation

During the holidays this is the perfect soup to use with leftover ham. Simply swap out the diced ham for leftover ham and make according to the directions. Ham salad is also another great recipe for leftover ham.

Making the ham and cabbage soup

  1. First, prep all the ingredients and have them close by before you start cooking.
  2. In a pot, toss in the dice onion, minced garlic, sliced carrots and cook until they are soft and fragrant.
  3. Now, add in the ham then pour in the chicken broth. Then, add in the Italian seasoning. You can season with salt and pepper lightly but it’s best to wait until the end.
  4. Bring the broth to a boil then lower to a simmer.
  5. Then, add the chopped cabbage on top of the broth then cover with the lid. Coo on medium heat covered for 20 minutes. Halfway through mix the cabbage around.
  6. Lastly, when the cabbage is withered and before serving taste for salt and pepper and add a little acidity in the soup with a lemon or apple cider vinegar.

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Ham and cabbage soup

Ham And Cabbage Soup

Ham and cabbage soup is slow simmered in a flavor full broth with herbs, carrots, onion and a touch of garlic that's easy enough for a weeknight dinner.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 head cabbage, sliced
  • 1 pound cubed ham
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, juiced (sub with 1 TB apple cider vinegar)

Instructions
 

  • First, prep all the ingredients and have them close by before you start cooking.
  • In a pot, toss in the dice onion, minced garlic, sliced carrots and cook until they are soft and fragrant.
  • Now, add in the ham then pour in the chicken broth. Then, add in the Italian seasoning. You can season with salt and pepper lightly but it's best to wait until the end.
  • Bring the broth to a boil then lower to a simmer.
  • Then, add the chopped cabbage on top of the broth then cover with the lid. Coo on medium heat covered for 20 minutes. Halfway through mix the cabbage around.
  • Lastly, when the cabbage is withered and before serving taste for salt and pepper and add a little acidity in the soup with a lemon or apple cider vinegar.
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