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Ham and Potato Soup

Diced ham, potatoes and vegetables in a creamy broth make this easy Ham and Potato Soup recipe a perfect, hearty way to use leftover ham.

If you are looking for a great way to use up ham after your holiday meal, you’ve got to try this creamy Ham and Potato Soup recipe. It is loaded with diced ham, potatoes, carrots and celery all simmered in a creamy broth.

A  spoonful of creamy potato and ham soup.

It is thick, hearty and the perfect meal on a cool winter’s day.

And it’s kid friendly too! Seriously, my kiddos are kind of anti-soup but they gobbled this up.

What ingredients do you need?

Overhead  photo of ingredients needed for soup on a wooden cutting board.

OLIVE OIL: To sauté the veggies in. 

CELERY/CARROTS/ONIONS: To use a fancy cooking term this is a “Mirepoix” Basically a sauté of veggies. Pretty much any time I make soup I like to sauté celery, carrots and onions together. They add great flavor and texture to soups!  

THYME: You can use fresh or dried. 

CHICKEN BROTH: Use low sodium chicken broth so that you can control the saltiness of your soup. 

BUTTER/FLOUR: This combo will make a roux which will help thicken your soup. 

MILK: Where the creamy in the creamy ham and potato soup comes from! I used Whole Milk because it’s what I had on hand. 2% would work as well! 

Step by Step Photos and Instructions:

Step by Step Photos for ham and potato soup.

Step #1: Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in carrots, celery and onions. Cook just until the veggies start to soften. 

Step #2: Add in chicken broth, potatoes and ham. Simmer just until potatoes are fork tender. 

Step #3:  While soup is simmering, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook 1  – 2 minutes, just until flour starts to brown. Slowly whisk in milk. Cook until it starts to thicken, about 3 minutes. 

Step #4: Pour milk mixture into soup. Continue cooking 5 – 10 more minutes  until soup thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and  sliced green onions, if desired. 

Overhead photo of a bowl of ham and potato soup

Like I said, this Ham and Potato Soup is a huge hit with the family. It’s easy, hearty and comforting. How could it be anything but a hit?

A big fan of ham? Check out these other ham recipes: 

Ham Rollups 

Gruyere and Ham Bites

Ham Salad

Looking to warm up on a cold day? Here are some must make soup recipes!

New England Clam Chowder

Instat Pot Chili

Roasted Garlic Soup

Beef Stew with Red Wine

 

 

Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (1 tablespoon if using fresh)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in carrots, celery and onions. Cook just until the veggies start to soften.

2

Add in chicken broth, potatoes and ham. Simmer just until potatoes are fork tender, about 10 minutes.

3

While soup is simmering, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook 1  - 2 minutes, just until flour starts to brown. Slowly whisk in milk. Cook until it starts to thicken, about 3 minutes. 

4

Pour milk mixture into soup. Continue cooking 5 - 10 more minutes  until soup thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and  sliced green onions, if desired. 

Notes

Nutrition facts are for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 511 , Total Fat: 28.5g , Saturated Fat: 12.5g , Cholesterol: 72mg , Sodium: 1594mg , Carbohydrates: 43g , Fiber: 5.8g , Sugar: 10.6g , Protein: 21.2g

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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