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.
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.
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 #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.
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?
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