Can I Reheat Ham Soup? Tips on Which Method Is Best.

If you used your leftover ham to make ham soup, you probably now have leftovers.

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Because who can eat a whole batch of ham soup in one sitting? No one. Well, almost no one.

So, if you have a big pot of ham soup, and you’re desperate to understand how you can possibly reheat it, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got your answers.

Can You Reheat Ham Soup?

Can You Reheat Ham Soup

Yes! Of course you can reheat ham soup. In fact, ham soup, or any soup, is not only possible to reheat, it’s easy!

The only real thing you have to worry about is ensuring you get your soup up to a rolling boil so the ingredients get fully heated.

The truth is you can reheat pretty much any food that has been frozen or refrigerated.

Foods that have been breaded or fried are usually best reheated in the oven or in an air fryer. Foods that have been baked or grilled are usually best reheated back in the oven or back on the grill.

With ham soup, our best approach is likely going to be reheating it on the stovetop.

But let’s run through each of our appliances to be sure.

Should You Reheat Ham Soup?

Should You Reheat Ham Soup

Before we get to the “how” let’s look at the “should.”

Should you even reheat ham soup?

Of course, you should!

The biggest concern in terms of food safety and potential contaminants in this case is meat, so you just have to make sure you heat it to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

As long as you bring the soup to a rolling boil for a few minutes, your meat will have no problem heating through.

Of course, you should always do your own research.

To get you started on that research, I check out this article on reheating leftovers by Healthline.

How to Reheat Ham Soup in the Oven

Reheating ham soup in the oven is not my first choice, but if you’re determined to use this appliance, it can be done.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the soup in an oven-safe casserole dish and place the lid on top.
  3. Heat the soup in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour.
  4. Your house will fill up with the delicious smell of ham soup.
  5. Serve with fresh French bread and enjoy!

How to Reheat Ham Soup in the Microwave

Reheating ham soup in the microwave is quick and easy. The biggest concern you have is to avoid drying out the ham, but that’s unlikely as it is sitting in broth.

  1. Place the soup in a microwave-safe casserole dish with a vented lid on top.
  2. Heat the soup in the microwave on full power for 1 minute.
  3. Check to see that the soup is boiling. If not, heat for another minute.
  4. Serve with fresh, crusty bread and enjoy!

How to Reheat Ham Soup in an Air Fryer

No. This is just not going to happen. You cannot reheat the ham soup in an air fryer basket.

If you have a Ninja Foodi, you can use the soup or pan option and heat the soup for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Ham Soup on a Grill

Don’t worry. I’m not sending you out to the grill to heat up your soup.

But, if you are out at the grill, or if you happen to be camping and using the campfire, you can make some soup quickly with no trouble!

  1. Place a cast iron pot over the direct flame on the campfire or grill and pour the soup into the pot.
  2. Stir the soup regularly until it comes to a rolling boil.
  3. Allow it to boil for a few minutes.
  4. Serve with fresh, crusty bread and enjoy!

How to Reheat Ham Soup in a Toaster Oven

Okay, no. This one just cannot be done. You can use the toaster oven for so many wonderful foods but not for soup.

Pick literally any other appliance!

How to Reheat Ham Soup in a Pan on the Stove

Reheating ham soup on the stove is simple, easy, and it makes delicious food!

  1. Place a pot on the stove over medium heat and pour the soup into the pot.
  2. Stir the soup regularly until the soup comes to a full boil.
  3. This may take anywhere from 5-10 minutes.
  4. Allow the soup to boil for a few minutes and then serve piping hot with fresh bread.
  5. Enjoy!

Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat Ham Soup Is Using the Stovetop

Yes. The stovetop has to be the winner with ham soup. It will heat the soup up to boiling and allow you to monitor it all the while.

What do you think? Do you love ham soup? How do you reheat your leftovers? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers.

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