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Grandma's Harvest Soup Recipe

I have fond memories of eating Grandma's soup when I was a child. Now I give my wife a break in the kitchen by making this soup every once in a while. It tastes just like home!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours YIELD:18 servings


  • 3 smoked ham hocks (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 6 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 small turnip, diced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Place ham hocks, water and bouillon in a Dutch oven or soup kettle; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Remove hocks; allow to cool.
  • 2. Add potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage and turnip to broth; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. Using a potato masher, coarsely mash vegetables.
  • 3. Remove meat from bones; cut into bite-size pieces and add to soup. Stir in salt and pepper; heat through. Yield: 16-18 servings (4-1/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 189 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 377 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.