Ham and Vegetable Crockpot Soup

Contributing Writer: Jamie Sanders

One of things I like to do is to get my kids involved in the kitchen.  They love to help me cook.  Eating what they helped prepare makes dinner time so much more fun.  It’s also the perfect opportunity to teach them about healthy eating and good nutrition.

Usually I have both kids helping me together, but since my son has started school, my daughter and I have been able to spend some quality one on one time in the kitchen.  I can see her self-confidence blooming.  She starts kindergarten next year and I am really going to miss this time we have together.

We had a cold front, dropping our temperatures from the 70′s to the 40′s with a blustery north wind that makes it feel even colder.  The extra cold temperatures make it a perfect night for a warm comforting bowl of soup.  I have the ham bone leftover from our Christmas meal in the freezer an it is just what I need for the soup I have in mind.

Ham and Vegetable Crock Pot Soup


Ingredients:

4 cups of water
1 can* of sliced carrots
1 can of corn
1 can of peas
1 can of sliced potatoes
1 can of green beans
1 ham soup bone (the more meaty it is the richer your soup will be…)
dash of salt and pepper to taste

*1 can equals about 1 3/4 cup of fresh or frozen veggies.  If you substitute fresh or frozen veggies, be sure to cook them before adding to the crock pot and add an additional 1/4 cup of water per can substituted.

Directions:

Combine everything in your crock pot and cook on low for 3 hours. Remove the ham bone from the soup and cut off any meat that is still attached. Return meat to the pot and discard the bone. That is it!

All I did was pre-cook some of the fresh and frozen ingredients,  lined them up, and my daughter combined them in the crock pot

You can see her in action here, teaching the world how to make Ham and Veggie Soup via YouTube…

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Author:scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom

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18 Responses to “Ham and Vegetable Crockpot Soup”

  1. January 12, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    I love it! Thanks for the opportunity to contribute!
    ~Jamie

  2. January 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    I am so glad your on our team!

  3. January 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Looks yummy! I pinned it so I would remember to try it. I love that the kids cna help out with it.

  4. January 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    yum! This looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

  5. January 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    YUM! I love crockpot recipes! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)

  6. January 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Looks so delicious!! Thanks so much for linking up! Just wanted to make sure that you signed up for my $50 stencil giveaway…

    XO, Aimee

  7. January 18, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party! http://www.made-famous-by.com

    Hugs,
    Heather aka Made Famous By

  8. January 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    This is perfect! Delicious, quick and healthy!! Thank you so much for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back to share more ideas with us next Saturday. -The Sisters

  9. January 19, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Sounds wonderful. I love that you have the amounts for frozen veggies too. The husband isn’t a fan of canned, so I always have to guess to figure out how to switch.

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com!

  10. January 19, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    I am so making this!! Today is perfect soup weather!! Thanks for sharing this fab recipe. I discovered you through transformation thursday!!

    http://www.thevelveteenrabbitblog.blogspot.com

    ~*Jessica

    • January 19, 2012 at 7:36 am #

      Jessica,
      I know, in this part of the world it has been perfect soup weather all week.

  11. January 20, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    What a cute little helper you have! Thanks so much for sharing on M-I-Y Monday!

  12. January 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    How fun that your daughter is helping! Soup is soooo good in the winter and I love using my crock pot!!

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