Ham Dumpling Soup

Desiree Wilmoth


My mom loves this soup. For my dad I add cabbage and use the small dumplings with the clear broth.
My family doesn't like onions and celery chopped. I used it for flavor, but you can add it chopped if you choose.

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I was not sure how ham and dumplings would pair, so I just had to try this one... to satisfy my curiosity if nothing else!  Turns out that the flavors are wonderful and I would gladly serve this to my most favorite guests.

To prepare this soup I used a ham bone that I had frozen from a HoneyBaked Ham. Worked like a charm; I could taste all of those flavors coming through in the soup. De-lish.

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★★★★☆ 10 votes

15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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ham bone
3-4 c
ham, cubed
1 can(s)
garden vegtable broth
celey stalks, whole
1 large
onion, peeled and whole
4 large
potatoes, diced
1 can(s)
carrots, drained
water to cover
2 large
2 c
1/2 c

How to Make Ham Dumpling Soup


  • 1Place first 8 ingredients in large pot. Bring to boil then let simmer over medium-low heat for 45 minutes.
  • 2While the soup is simmering make dumplings.
  • 3Mix eggs and flour and water with a fork. Let sit covered for 1 hour.
  • 4After soup simmered for 45 minutes remove celery stalks and onion and throw away.
  • 5Remove ham bone and any ham from the bone and add that to the soup.
  • 6After hour roll out dumplings on a lightly floured board to about 1/8" thickness.
  • 7Cut into 1" squares and slowly add to boiling soup. Let cook for 5-7 minutes depending on size and thickness.
  • 8This should turn the broth from a clear liquid to a thicker stew like broth.
  • 9If you do not want a thick broth. Instead of rolling out the dumplings, place on a cutting board.
  • 10Cut small pieces about the size of a penny and put into the boiling broth. Or put the dough through a potato ricer. When dumplings float they are done.
  • 11You want the pieces to be small or they will be too heavy or doughy.
  • 12Salt and pepper to taste.

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About Ham Dumpling Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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