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Ham, Green Beans, and Potatoes

This fantastic leftover ham recipe is perfect comfort food! Ham, green beans and potatoes are cooked in chicken broth to create a delicious one pot meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham and potatoes, ham green beans and potatoes, leftover ham recipe, stove top ham and green beans
Servings: 4
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Tonje


  • 1 Pot


  • 1 large onion (or 2 to medium)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound potatoes
  • ½ pound green beans
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (or other cooking oil)
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  • Warm up some olive oil or canola oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add peeled and diced onion to the pot, and saute for a few minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Add finely diced garlic, and saute for another minute.
  • Add diced ham, green beans, peeled and diced potatoes, and chicken stock to the pot. Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat, and reduce it to a simmer over medium heat. Add additional chicken stock if you want more broth in the dish.
  • Allow to simmer for 15-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft enough to easily pierce with a fork. Stir occasionally.
  • Add black pepper, and optionally salt, to taste. Serve immediately.



  • Adjust the amount of broth used to suit your preference. More broth will make the dish more like soup.
  • Feel free to add more seasoning if you'd like. Dried herbs, a bay leaf, or a pinch of cayenne pepper would be great additions.
  • You can also add extra vegetables if you want. Try adding diced carrots, peas, cabbage, broccoli, or kale. Drained and rinsed canned white beans are also a great addition.


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1191mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg