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Ham and Potato Soup recipe

Ham and Potato Soup recipe

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This chunky, creamy potato soup with diced cooked ham is a meal in itself! You can try usinig smoked ham for a change of flavour.

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IngredientsServes: 8

  • 500g peeled and diced potatoes
  • 40g diced celery
  • 50g finely chopped onion
  • 85g diced cooked ham
  • 775ml water
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
  • 75g butter
  • 5 tablespoons plain flour
  • 500ml milk

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:45min

  1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to the boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock cubes, salt and pepper.
  2. 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 as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

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Reviews in English (10153)

Used different ingredients.I actually didn't use ham, but used diced bacon instead just becasue that's what I had - still great!-06 Jan 2009

Wonderful soup, I will make this again and again. I froze one portion, just to test. I then slowly reheated from frozen with a couple of tbsp of milk. Worked out just fine, of course not as good as fresh, but still good. I used firm potatoes, so they didn't end up too mushy after freezing.-02 Nov 2010

This soup really is delicious and so easy to make. It was an instant hit with all the family. Apart from doubling the ingredients I followed the recipe exactly, just adding a few left over mushrooms that I had. I will certainly be making this soup again, perfect think chunky soup to ward off the cold weather!!!-21 Feb 2010


Creamy Ham and Potato Soup — A Handwritten Recipe Passed Down By Grandma Herself

This creamy ham and potato soup recipe is a family favorite passed down from Grandma. This recipe is perfect for a chilly day it is literally comfort food in a bowl.

Serve with a loaf of bread or classic Saltine crackers for dipping, and this potato and ham soup is the perfect family meal. Since it is a “one-pot dinner,” clean-up is a snap!

Handed Down Cream Of Potato Soup From Grandma

A while back, my mom gave me a collection of handwritten recipes. As I looked through them, I saw all of my childhood favorites. I now have a collection of secret recipes passed down from one generation to the next.

The catch? They’re all written in almost illegible cursive, and you have to, “read between the lines” because there isn’t a whole lot of detail on those tiny notecards!

The first time I made this potato soup recipe, I called my mother at least five times. This blog post is as much for me as it is for you! I want to make sure I keep track of ALL the tiny details of this recipe because it is one of my kids’ absolute favorites.


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DELICIOUS HAM AND POTATO SOUP

This is a delicious recipe for ham and potato soup that a friend gave to me. It is very easy and the great thing about it is that you can add additional ingredients, more ham, potatoes, etc and it still turns out great.

Ingredients :

  • 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup diced cooked ham
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk

Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham, and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, 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 as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added.

Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.

Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through.


Delicious Ham & Potato Soup Recipe (AllRecipes)

This delicious recipe for ham and potato soup looks pretty easy, calls for basic ingredients and can be adapted lots of different ways.

According the recipe’s notes, it makes 8 servings at 195 calories each, which isn’t terrible.

This video shows how to make AllRecipe’s Ham and Potato Soup:

Question: What would you do to this recipe to make it lighter, healthier and lower in SmartPoints?

Suggestions from our Readers:

  • Substitute lighter milk (skim, fat-free, 1%) or nondairy milk (almond, coconut, soy)
  • Substitute olive oil or light butter for butter
  • Decrease or eliminate butter
  • Substitute Canadian bacon, turkey ham or low-sodium ham
  • Use less ham or eliminate it
  • Thicken the soup with a slurry (flour or cornstarch dissolved in the milk) instead of a roux (melted butter and flour)
  • Partially puree the soup to thicken it instead of with the white sauce (melted butter, flour, milk)
  • Thicken the soup with pureed cauliflower or onions or other vegetables
  • Pureed vegetables instead of the butter and flour roux (cauliflower, onions carrots potatoes)
  • Bulk it up with more vegetables (onion, celery, carrots, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, etc)
  • Spice it up with garlic, red pepper flakes and/or green chiles
  • Use wheat flour alternative (brown rice flour, soy flour, almond flour)
  • Thicken with Greek yogurt

Here are Some Lighter Healthier Cooking Tips That Can Help:

AllRecipe’s Ham & Potato Soup Ingredients:

  • 3-1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup diced cooked ham
  • 3-1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk

5-Star Ham and Potato Soup

I found this soup on a popular recipe sharing site—it had earned the highest rating of 5 stars after more than 6,000 reviews so naturally, I had to make it right away. I prepared the first batch as the recipe was written and it was quite tasty, but I knew I could get even more flavor by tweaking here and there, so that’s the version I’m sharing here.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Diced Red, White, Or Gold Potatoes (not Baking Potatoes)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 4 cups Homemade Chicken Stock
  • 3 cups Diced Cooked Ham
  • ⅓ cups Finely Chopped Onion
  • ⅓ cups Diced Celery
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Divided
  • 5 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 cups Milk
  • Optional Garnishes, As Desired, Such As Fresh Herbs, Bacon, Cheese, Crackers Or Croutons, Etc.

Preparation

Place the diced potatoes, dried parsley, and bay leaf in a medium saucepan and cover with chicken stock. Bring to a boil reduce heat to medium and cook until potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat do not drain.

In a large skillet, saute the ham, onions, and celery in 1 tablespoon of butter until the vegetables are soft and translucent. Add mixture to the potato and chicken stock mixture.

In the same large skillet, melt the remaining 5 tablespoons butter. Add the four, salt, and pepper and whisk until combined. Continue whisking for 1-2 minutes to cook the raw flavor out of the flour. Slowly add the milk and whisk to combine continue whisking until the mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Pour mixture into the saucepan that contains the ham and potatoes stir to combine.

Garnish with optional fresh parsley, chives, scallions, cheese, bacon, crackers, croutons, etc.


Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup

Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup has a fantastic creamy and super cheesy base that is thick and hearty. The soup is then loaded with potatoes and ham with some extra flavor from carrots, celery and onion.

Tips & Tricks

I love to meal prep this soup during the colder months. The husband and I east a lot of soup and always have a boatload of canned soups in the pantry to grab for lunches. Obviously, canned isn’t the best choice. Homemade soup is where it is at and this Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup is amazing. This soup reheats really well. For meal prep, just let the soup cool after cooking, place in sealable microwavable containers and store in fridge. To reheat, place in microwave for about 2 minutes and enjoy.

You can use either packaged diced ham or dice up some leftover ham. When using leftover ham, make sure to rinse off any glaze the ham was cooked with. The glaze can really alter the taste of this soup and just and just be way too sweet for a soup recipe.


Smoked Ham and Potato Soup

Make your Applewood Smoked Ham go the extra mile by using the left overs in this sure to please recipe straight from the Nueske Family kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 1 C Nueske's Smoked Ham, diced in ½-inch cubes
  • 3 large baking potatoes, baked, cooled, peeled and diced into ½-inch cubes
  • 2/3 C Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 Cup butter
  • 1/3 C flour
  • 3 ½ C milk
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • ½ C sour cream
  • tsp salt
  • tsp pepper

Directions

In large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour, heat and stir until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Add potatoes and onions. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients stir until cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Variation: Nueske Smoked Bacon may be substituted for ham (6 slices, diced, fried and drained).


Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup

My family can never eat an entire ham, so I’m always looking for ways to use the leftovers, and this Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup is one of our favorite ways to use up extra ham.

This soup is hearty, filling, and so easy to make. I like to chop any leftover ham I have and store it in the freezer so I can make this soup any time.

My 3 year old daughter and I just made this for lunch, along with some grilled cheese. It was so simple and delicious that it will definitely be on my list of “make again soon” meals. Thanks!!

This tasty recipe is a hit with both kids and adults. My dad, who says he doesn’t like potato soup, even gave it two thumbs up!

Most any kind of potatoes will work in this recipe, so use whatever you like best, or happen to have on hand. Same goes for the cheese, although my favorites to use in this recipe are cheddar and Swiss.

To make this soup even more filling (and healthy) I sometimes add a can or two of white beans. My kids like it better without though, so I usually just stick to potatoes.

I tried this last night and it turned out so well! Thanks for the recipe.

You could also use beans in place of the potatoes. And if you’d like to lighten the recipe up a bit, you can use milk instead of Half & Half.

I like to serve this soup with some crusty bread and a side salad for a complete, satisfying meal. You’ll definitely want to tuck this recipe away so it’s handy when you have holiday leftovers.