Ham and Potato Soup
Creamy Ham and Potato Soup – so comforting and warm on a cold day! This soup is a great way to use up leftover ham.
CREAMY HAM AND POTATO SOUP RECIPE
After Easter and Christmas dinner I always am looking for leftover ham recipes to use all my ham! This stovetop soup is the perfect solution! It’s a hearty soup that is pure comfort food. A family favorite!
There are simple ingredients in this ham soup.
- POTATOES – We usually use Russet or Yukon gold potatoes but red potatoes can also be used.
- HAM – You can use leftover baked ham or ham steaks.
- ONION – You could use green onions as a substitute.
- CHICKEN STOCK OR BROTH
- MILK – No heavy cream here!
WHAT KIND OF POTATOES SHOULD I USE?
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- Egg Drop Soup
- Cheesy Potato Soup
- Zuppa Toscana
Creamy Ham and Potato Soup
- 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
- 1/3 cup diced celery
- 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 cup diced cooked ham
- 3 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- ground white or black pepper to taste
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- Combine the potatoes, celery, onion,, ham and chicken broth in a pot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the salt and pepper.
- In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk so that lumps don't form and until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 3-4 minutes.
- Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. You can add a little more milk or chicken broth to thin it out if needed.
- Top with cheddar cheese, chives, and bacon if desired. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Love this recipe! Made it several times and always double it. Any leftovers we freeze and it tastes the same as if I just made it.
I’m making it tonight and got all the ingredients out then pulled up the recipe and noticed that carrots are no longer listed. Is that by mistake?
Sorry it’s on purpose. I didn’t think they belonged
How much ham do we use? I don’t see it mentioned in the ingredients.
Sorry looks like it was deleted. 1 cup ham
Looks great but how much ham not mentioned in your recipe
I see several people,have asked this..
Please let us know how much ham..
Love your blog and your recipes!
Sorry I fixed it! I think it go deleted somehow when I updated the recipe
This recipe looks delicious! Could you make this in a slow cooker?
Sure! It would be 4-6 hours on low
How much ham? I don’t see it listed. Love your books I have them and get your emails. Thank you. Cris
How much ham?
How much ham is in this recipe. I don’t see it in the ingredients. Thanks
I have never been able to make a potato soup so thick and creamy! This is great. I didn’t see how much ham to add? I just added about a 1.5 cups diced. Also added radishes,garlic and onion powder. Yum. Thanks for my now Go To potato soup.
List of ingredients is missing ham!
I don’t see how much ham in the recipe…? It looks SO good!
I have made this several times and it is always so good,
For a quicky thickener, 1 Can Cream of Chicken (or similar) Soup, 2c Cream/Half&Half/Milk your choice. And 4-8oz Cream cheese. The azy man’s way, LOL!
I absolutely love this recipe. I’m had it many times and making it again tonight!
I have made this recipe dozens of times – I love that other than preparing the cream sauce with the milk and butter, there is no preparation other than putting all of the vegetables in a pot to boil. This was my daughter’s favorite after getting her braces tightened – I would use my stick blender to puree the cooked soup (ham and all) into a perfectly uniform creamy soup (no chunks at all). I still prepare the soup this way.
Thanks for the tips!
Any creative uses for leftovers?
Do I need to adjust the recipe if we do not eat ham.? Creamy potato ham soup…
No, you don’t have to adjust anything.
The best recipe ever!!!!!!! I add peas at the end and smoked deer bacon! Absolutely the best soup for a cold fall day! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!
Can this be frozen?? Makes more then we need for a meal.
Sure! I haven’t tried it but it should be fine.
Made it today for the first time, and its so YUMMY!!!! Put a little cheese in with the flour, milk, and butter and a pinch of thyme…..thank you so much for the recipe!!
POTATO SOUP! Was awesome, I changed it up a bit since I had some ham broth I used that and vegetable broth, didn’t add any salt. I had enough broth to triple the recipe and freeze for quick meals. Definite on my comfort recipe list!!!! thanks
Tried your Creamy Ham and Potato Soup recipie tonight. Delicious! Thank you so much. My whole family was bowled over.
Loved the Creamy Ham and Potato soup. Your site looks awesome, cant wait to try other recipies.
This is very good soup. I made some changes instead of using chicken broth I use clam juice and add 4 cans of chopped clams.
I know it is warm (actually HOT) outside right now, but I still plan on making this wonderful recipe of Creamy Ham & Potato Soup for our dinner tonight. Your recipe sounds absolutely delish but I would like to recommend one more item to add… a bit of sour cream! (Can be added as the soup is cooking or a spoonful to each bowl.) Look forward to reading more of your recipes. <3
I made this last nite and the family loved it. Said it was the best potato soup they have had. I used sweet corn instead of celery. Will be making it again. Thanks for sharing.
I made this yesterday. It was Delicious but way too spicy. I will definitely make this again just not so much pepper, thanks for sharing.
Great soup. It sure satisfied my entire family
I would substitute avocado as it says, but being a Southern Californian, and having grown up in the middle of an avocado orchard, I beg to differ about the avocados from Mexico. I will make sure that I use avocados from California, preferably the Calavo brand. We sold our avocados to Calavo, so I am partial to them.
I tried this recipe with a single modification, I made my own ham stock using a leftover aitch bone from a Christmas ham. I did this simply by hitting the bone with a kitchen mallet to crack it, covering with water, and adding just a touch of salt and boiling for just over an hour. After doing so I sautéed the celery, shallots and garlic I had chopped and added to the stock left behind by the bone. The end result is a creamy potato soup with some additional, natural ham flavor and some extra character with the sautéed aromatics. The ham flavor carries through the whole soup and I am loving it.
Made this tonight, and it was delicious! Thank you! 🙂
We made this last night and it was amazing! It seems like the perfect go-to potato soup recipe that can be modified to use whatever meat or veggies you have in the fridge. I’m imagining a version with veggie stock and no ham for our meatless Monday meals. I’ll be committing this recipe to memory and using it often, thank you so much for sharing!!! Sheila
Oh my goodness love the soup. So delicious . Thank you. It was my first time making potatoe soup. It’s a keeper for sure
Is that 3 1/4 Cups of Chicken Broth???
Yes, sorry. I added the cups to the recipe.
I have been making potato soup for years and this is by far, without a doubt, the best potato soup I have ever made. I used red-skinned potatoes and used 1 cup fat free half and half and used 1 cup skim milk. Unbelievably creamy and delicious. Thank you for sharing! This is going in the recipe box!
This soup recipe was amazing! My whole family loved it! I used Fat Free Half n Half instead of milk and it turned out great:) Thanks for the awesome recipe!
FYI…fat free half&half is nothing but chemicals. Read the ingredients.
To make this gluten free, could I replace cornstarch with flour?
I’m not so sure about cornstarch because I haven’t tried it. I’m sorry.
I think it would be delicious if you finish the soup with some lovely cream instead of the white sauce! I love cream……
Hi, I made this last night. I added 1 t white pepper and the soup nearly killed us with hotness. Do you always add 1 t? Well, I liked the recipe otherwise, so next time I will modify it by adding 1/2 t pepper and seeing how it is. The soup looked great and the white sauce made it perfectly creamy. I used whole milk, but I imagine you can use other milk and still get a creamy result?
p.s. we are accustomed to spicy food, too.. I don’t know if my pepper was extra hot or what 🙂
Sorry! I don’t remember mine being spicy. Hmmm. I’m not sure. I think you could use reduced fat milk and still have a creamy soup.
Can you make this in a crock pot?
I haven’t tried but I don’t see why not?
I do not comment often on peoples blogs but I must in this case! I have made this recipe several times and WOWWWW amazing. The whole family loves it!! I have given the recipe out and its a hit with everyone. I especially love it because it can be creamy without being heavy and feel fattening. Thank you 🙂
Thanks for leaving a comment this once!
I just made this for dinner, using a ham bone and followed the directions exactly, EXCEPT doubled it. We had a fair amount of ham on the bone and I wanted to use it up. DELICIOUS!! It is a keeper! Printing it off as I type.
Thanks for sharing it!
Made it for guests last night. I doubled the batch so that we would have leftovers. HA every last little bite was eaten!!! Sooo good, thank you.
My family is completely broke for the next week so I don’t have the means to get the ham steak, and my husband is on a gluten free diet, so I would have find a substitute for the flour, other than that I would love to make that . It sounds great. I may make it for my self on the broke side of the recipe, because it has been over cast dreary and flat cold out for a almost a week now. Thanks for sharing and if I have success , I will let it be known. Take care and God bless.
I agree about the number of pages printed. I only needed 2-3 but got 19.
This recipe looks really good, but 18 pages for “Print Friendly”?? Surely you all can do better than that!!
Sorry. Print Friendly is a third party plugin. I have no control over what it does but apparently it has a bug. I’ve now formatted it myself so the print button in the upper right works correctly.
GOING INTO THE RECIPE BOX/VAULT! I truly have to say this is the best soup I have ever made. Just perfect! I even substituted rice flour for the all purpose flour since I have a daughter who has gluten/wheat allergy. Can’t wait for her to try it when she gets home from school. Thank you for the recipe!!!!!
is it possible to use sweet potatoes for this recipe?
Sweet potatoes will totally change the flavor. I’ve never tried it with sweet potatoes so I’m not sure…
Before I saw this recipe, I had a large sweet potato, that I wanted to use up and cut that up. Delicious soup….ate it three days in a row and didn’t tire of it.
I like to make my potato soup with dumplings. Don’t bother to thicken the broth, the dumplings will do that for you. My family loves potato soup with dumplings! Then again, we do love dumplings- the fluffy kind.
This was so easy and very yummy! I made this tonight! it was a hit! I did not have ham on hand but I used bacon instead! YUM!!! This will be added to my recipes. The house smells so good!
This sounds so good! I even have some extra diced onion, celery and carrots I just froze after having too much in a “Black-eyed Pea recipe I made that also used diced Ham. So I am positive I will be trying this Potato Soup recipe next!
Great recipe! I subbed a parsnip for one of my potatoes. I also added mashed potatoes to thicken it
soup was delish! wish I would have doubled the recipe for lleftovers. I put carrots in also, great for a pretty color too!
Amazing! Already made it twice, the first round was eaten up so quickly that my fiancé requested a round two! Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes, I love your site 🙂
This soup was so delicious, I made it tonight and my family is going back for seconds! Thank you, Nettie
Thanks for the recipe.Of all the soups,Potato Soup is my favorite. I have ham,and lots of potatoes.You just made my supper,thanks. Weezy
Really good with the addition of roasted garlic
yum yum yummy!!!!! Easy and delicious!
love this! i absolutely love these kinds of soup! 🙂
This is excellent! Simple and tasty the way potato soup is supposed to be. I also added some fresh thyme and a little parsley and if you don’t know about white pepper, there really is no substitute in potato soup!
Thank you for sharing this. We really enjoyed it.
SOOOOOOO tasty! 🙂
I loved this soup. So good!! Thanks.
Thanks for the inspiration (again!). I featured a low sodium version of this recipe on my blog – http://blogfoodbetter.blogspot.com/
Keep up the yummy recipes!
This looks great! I’m not a big ham fan, but I might try this without it and see how it comes out!
potato soup is one of my FAVORITES! this looks amazing!
thanks for a great recipe!
Just made this tonight and it was awesome!!! Thanks for all your great recipes, we always check out your blog first for fun new things!!
I just made this for tonights dinner and snuck a bowl before the family gets home….and it was wonderful!
ohhhh this looks soo good! Will be trying it very soon!
I made this tonight and OMG! yum. I did a fridge crisper clean-out so I added a bunch of kale I had and I also added the suggested can of corn. This was such an easy recipe. We also put crumbled bacon, cheese and green onion on top.
This looks really good. I want you to know I have been following your blog for a few months now—I can’t even remember how I can across it. But I LOVEE it! I can’t wait to see what you are going to post next & you always have a good story to go along with it. I’ve made several of your recipes…you’ve got a fan in the Midwest 😉
Hey Christy, I am definetely try this today. My husband likes to eat early on Sundays, so when I get done with this, I ‘ll get it started. I have to agree, you share some amazing recipes and stories to go with. Very fun. I hope everyone is feeling better , that crap is floating in the North West to and I have about had it. Do you by any chance have any tips for substitutions for gluten free ingrediants? The more info. the better off I can cook for my husband. Thanks again and take care.
I definitely need to get more educated on gluten-free since it’s becoming very common these days. I wish I knew more. Sorry!
Good. I’m so glad they liked it. It’s definitely a keeper.
Ah-maz-ing! Made this tonight for my family and they raved about it. Repeat for sure! I put in some creamed corn and it was a good addition. Thanks for sharing!
this looks divine, we have a sold floating around here too. No real sickness just fever & the chills!
I totally need soup recipes! I can’t wait to try this one. sick kids are bad but add in a sick husband and it takes it to another level! I hope they get well soon….
oh, sorry to hear about your family! I’ll cross my fingers that you wont get it! This soup looks so delicious! Perfect for a fall dinner!
Looks nummers!!!! Love the new look of your blog!1
Thanks for sharing this recipe! I read this just in time…I have lots of potatoes and some ham at home that I didn’t know what to do with, this sounds yummy!
I made this same recipe not too long ago as well! It is really the best potato soup I’ve had, my whole family absolutely loved it!
Potato Soup!! Oh, definitely one of my favorites!.. Only thing is, I’ve always made it with bacon bits, but to make it with ham looks good too! I’ll have to try out your recipe! Thanks for sharing it!… and have a great day! ~tina