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Ham Soup with pasta, vegetables and cheese makes a hearty and delicious dinner that the entire family will love.

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Soup is one of our favorites for a If you love Creamy Ham and Potato Soup this cheese soup with ham and pasta is going to be a new favorite.

Ham soup in a soup mug with slice of toasted bread.

This cheese and ham soup comes together in about an hour making it great for any night of the week. It’s also a great dish to use up leftover ham and vegetables that you have on hand.

Ingredients Needed

  • Ham – Ham steaks or leftover ham both work great in soup.
  • Olive OIl
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Chicken Broth
  • Whole Milk
  • Corn Starch
  • Corkscrew Pasta
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Dried Thyme
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Dry Mustard
  • Cheddar Cheese
Pan of ham and cheese soup with vegetables and pasta.

Step By Step Directions

Collage: sliced carrots, diced celery, onions, ham.

Dice carrots, onions, celery and ham.

Collage cooking vegetables, ham, pasta for soup.

Place olive oil in a dutch oven or large soup pan. Add the chopped vegetables and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until softened. Remove to a bowl and set aside.

Add the diced ham to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until ham starts to brown. Remove to the bowl with the vegetables.

Next, add chicken broth to the pan. Mix milk and cornstarch together and whisk into the chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil.

Add the pasta. Stirring occasionally, cooking until the pasta is tender.

Collage making ham soup with vegetables, pasta and cheese.

Mix in the vegetables and ham. Add the seasonings, salt and pepper.

Stir in the cheese, mixing until cheese is melted. Lower to simmer and keep warm until ready to serve.

2 mugs of ham soup, pan in background.

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Recipe Notes

Serving Suggestions: Any crusty bread like jalapeño cheddar cornbread or garlic bread. An easy green salad or Greek salad also rounds out a soup dinner nicely.

Variations: Use any pasta shape that you have on hand. Egg noodles, macaroni or small shells are great options.

Vegetables: Frozen corn, broccoli or spinach makes a great addition to this soup, you can even add in some white beans if you like them.

Storage: Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Reheat: Add soup to a pan and add additional milk or broth if needed. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.

Mug of ham soup with spoon.

More Leftover Ham Recipes

Baked Ham Penne Pasta is our go to pasta casserole that is always a hit. Made with leftover ham and pasta in a rich and creamy garlic cheese sauce.

One Hour Ham and Bean Soup takes a shortcut with canned beans and tastes like it cooked all day.

Creamy Ham and Wild Rice Soup is an old favorite that is so filling and delicious and easy to make.

Check out all of our Best Leftover Ham Recipes for a complete list.

Spoonful of ham soup with pasta and vegetables.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Ham Soup

Ham Soup with pasta, vegetables and cheese and a slice of bread in a soup cup.

Ham Soup with pasta, vegetables and cheese makes a hearty and delicious dinner that the entire family will love.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound diced ham
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 pound corkscrew pasta
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Place olive oil in a dutch oven or large soup pan. Add the chopped vegetables and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until softened. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the diced ham to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until ham starts to brown. Remove to the bowl with the vegetables.
  3. Next, add chicken broth to the pan. Mix milk and cornstarch together and whisk into the chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Add the pasta. Stirring occasionally, cooking until the pasta is tender.
  5. Mix in the vegetables, ham. garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.
  6. Stir in the cheese, mixing until cheese is melted. Lower to simmer and keep warm until ready to serve.

Notes

Serving Suggestions: Any crusty bread like jalapeño cheddar cornbread or garlic bread. An easy green salad or Greek salad also rounds out a soup dinner nicely.

Variations: Use any pasta shape that you have on hand. Egg noodles, macaroni or small shells are great options.

Vegetables: Frozen corn, broccoli or spinach makes a great addition to this soup, you can even add in some white beans if you like them.

Storage: Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Reheat: Add soup to a pan and add additional milk or broth if needed. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 648Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 2035mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 41g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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