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Ham and Potato Soup

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.



Ham and Potato Soup is a hearty soup recipe perfect for cold weather.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

This ham and potato soup gets it’s delicious creaminess from a combination of half and half and cream of celery soup.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

This creamy ham and potato soup recipe takes just over thirty minutes from start to finish and serves up to eight people.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this soup, I started by melting some butter in a large pot.

ham and potato soup ingredients in prep bowls

I added some diced ham, sliced carrots and minced garlic to the pot.

diced ham, sliced carrots and minced garlic in a soup pot

I stirred and cooked until the ham and garlic were fragrant and the carrots were softening around the edges.

diced ham and carrots cooking in a pot

I added some cubed potatoes, vegetable broth and cream of celery soup to the pot.

vegetable broth, cream of celery soup and cubed potatoes added to pot with diced ham and sliced carrots

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

ham and potato soup in a pot

I brought the soup to a low boil and continued cooking until the carrots and potatoes were easy to pierce with a fork.

When the vegetables were fork tender I removed the pot from the heat and added some half and half.

half and half added to ham and potato soup

I stirred well.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

I garnished the soup with black pepper and fresh chopped parsley.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

Then the creamy ham and potato soup was ready to serve.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

This hearty soup is the perfect fall and winter comfort food.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

Each spoonful is full of flavour from the smoky ham and seasoned broth.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

Whether you’re seeking solace on a chilly day or simply craving a wholesome, homemade meal, this hearty ham and potato soup is a delicious choice that promises to warm your heart and leave you craving for more.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

Savor the goodness of this classic comfort food anytime of the year.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

This tasty soup is a great way to use up leftover ham.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

If you are looking for an easy ham soup recipe, then you need to try this Ham and Potato Soup!

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Ham and Potato Soup:

  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 (1 pound) package of cubed ham
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (10-ounce) can of cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Crushed black pepper, optional garnish
  • Chopped parsley, optional garnish

How to Make Ham and Potato Soup:

  1. Melt the salted butter in a large saucepan or stock pot over medium heat.
  2. Add in the ham, carrots, and garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the ham and garlic are fragrant, and the carrots soften on the edges.
  3. Carefully and gradually mix in the potatoes, vegetable broth, and cream of celery soup, stirring until smooth.
  4. Bring to a low boil and allow the soup to cook for 15-18 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are easy to pierce with a fork. Be sure to stir often so nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Once the vegetables have softened, remove the pot from the heat and stir in half and half.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with black pepper and chopped parsley, optional.
  7. Enjoy!

FAQS:

How should I store my Ham and Potato Soup?

  • To store your Ham and Potato Soup, allow it to cool down to room temperature first then transfer it to an airtight container. You can refrigerate the Ham and Potato Soup for 3-4 days.
  • If you plan to store the soup longer, freeze it in freezer-safe containers or resealable freezer bags. You can store Ham and Potato Soup in the freezer for approximately 2-3 months. When ready to enjoy it, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and reheat it on the stove or microwave until heated.

What should I do if my soup is too thick or too thin?
If your Ham and Potato Soup turns out too thick or too thin, here are some suggestions on how to adjust its consistency:

If the soup is too thick:

  • Add vegetable broth, water, or milk/half and half to thin it out. Start with small amounts and gradually stir until you reach your desired consistency.
  • If you prefer a creamy texture, add more half-and-half or cream.
  • Adjust the seasoning as needed to maintain the flavor balance.

If the soup is too thin:

  • Simmer the soup uncovered for a bit longer to let some liquid evaporate and thicken naturally. Be aware that the longer you simmer the soup, the more likely the vegetables will overcook and get mushy.
  • Mix 1-2 Tablespoons of cornstarch with just enough water to make a liquid-type paste, and then slowly stir the mixture into the soup. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Make sure to overcook it, or it will thin out again. You can repeat this as much as needed until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Another option is to puree a portion of the soup using an immersion blender or transfer it to a blender, then add it back to the pot. This will help thicken the soup by incorporating the blended vegetables and removing some of the chunkiness the vegetables provide.
  • Remember to adjust the seasoning as necessary after adjusting the soup’s consistency. It’s always better to make gradual changes, testing the thickness until you achieve the desired result.

What should I serve with ham and potato soup?

Complementing the rich and comforting flavors of ham and potato soup with the right side dishes can elevate your dining experience. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Crusty Bread or Dinner Rolls: Serve slices of crusty baguette, artisan bread, or warm dinner rolls on the side. The bread can be used for dipping into the soup or as a hearty accompaniment.
  2. Simple Green Salad: A light and refreshing green salad with a lemon vinaigrette can provide a contrast to the heartiness of the soup. Consider including mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
  3. Cheese and Charcuterie Board: Create a charcuterie board with an assortment of cheeses, cured meats, olives, and some crusty bread. The variety of flavors will complement the soup and add a touch of elegance.
  4. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: Classic grilled cheese sandwiches are a perfect pairing with ham and potato soup. Opt for a gooey, melty cheese, and consider adding a layer of caramelized onions or a slice of tomato for extra flavor.

Feel free to mix and match these suggestions based on your preferences and the occasion. The goal is to have a well-rounded meal that complements the ham and potato soup while offering a variety of textures and flavors.

Yield: 8 servings

Ham and Potato Soup

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious creamy soup loaded with diced ham, sliced carrots and cubed potatoes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 (1 pound) package of cubed ham
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (10-ounce) can of cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Crushed black pepper, optional garnish
  • Chopped parsley, optional garnish

Instructions

    1. Melt the salted butter in a large saucepan or stock pot over medium heat.
    2. Add in the ham, carrots, and garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the ham and garlic are fragrant, and the carrots soften on the edges.
    3. Carefully and gradually mix in the potatoes, vegetable broth, and cream of celery soup, stirring until smooth.
    4. Bring to a low boil and allow the soup to cook for 15-18 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are easy to pierce with a fork. Be sure to stir often so nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot.
    5. Once the vegetables have softened, remove the pot from the heat and stir in half and half.
    6. Serve hot, garnished with black pepper and chopped parsley, optional.
    7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 531mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g

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