A simple, yet hearty and satisfying soup made with leftover ham.  Have it on the table in about 30 minutes.  Nothing better than that! 

INGREDIENTS:  Yields 4 -6 Servings

3 cans chicken broth

½ cup onion, chopped

2 large cloves garlic, minced or chopped

1 large carrot, grated or finely chopped

2 large Russet potatoes (about 3 cups)

2 cups cooked ham, diced

2 cups frozen or fresh Kale or Spinach

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 Chicken bouillon (Optional)

½ cup half and half



Add chicken broth, onion, garlic, and diced carrot to a 4 qt sauce pan and turn heat on medium/low.

Wash potatoes well and cut into bite-sized pieces.  I leave the skins on.  Add to chicken broth.   Bring to a simmer, then cover and reduce heat.  Cook for 20 minutes.

Add Kale or Spinach (Thaw and drain if using frozen).  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Cover, and bring to a simmer again.  Let simmer another 10 minutes.

Add ham, and chicken bouillon.  Simmer 10 minutes.

Add half and half.   Just heat through, don’t boil.

Serve with Corn bread, Italian bread, Cheese bread, Salad, or Crackers

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