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Now that fall is here all I want for dinner is soup! There’s nothing that taste better than warm soup on a cold day. Creamy potato and ham soup is by far my favorite kind. I had some leftover ham last week and decided to put it to good use. ;)

I’ve been looking for the perfect potato soup recipe for years and it is hard to find. I’ve played around with this recipe quite a bit and the truth is… the half and half makes all the difference. It definitely takes this soup out of the “low-fat” category… but it really is what makes this creamy potato and ham soup delicious!

Creamy potato and ham soup

Creamy potato and ham soup

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1/3 cup diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup diced celery (or peas)
  • 31/2 cup water
  • 1 cup diced ham I used leftover honey baked ham, but a steak ham works great too
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 small clove garlic minced
  • 5 Tb butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half and half

Instructions

  1. Combine potatoes, celery, onion, ham , carrots and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are soft. Next, stir in the chicken bouillon cubes, salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour with a fork, stirring constantly until thick ( about 1 minute). Slowly stir in milk and half and half with the fork. Next add in minced garlic and continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick.
  3. Pour the flour mixture into the stock pot and stir until combined. Serve with shredded cheese on top. Enjoy!
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Enjoy!

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34 Responses to “Creamy potato and ham soup”

  1. Lauren

    Your recipe is close to mine. I use 4oz heavy whipping cream, softened neufchatel cubes, and shredded cheese, along with my ham cubes. My family LOVES it (even my 2 yr old). We eat it with a side of “everything” bread. YUM!!

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  2. Lauren

    I can’t wait to make this soup but quick question. The ingredients show half & half but it’s not mentioned in the instructions. Should the half and half be stirred in flour base along with the milk? Thank you :)

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    • Donna

      Yes, the half and half and the garlic (& carrots). Should the minced garlic be added with the potatoes, onion, & celery? (I’m pretty sure the carrots go in then.) Thanks!

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  3. Anjela

    I made this tonight and LOVED it.
    The recipe misses a few of the ingredients in the directions such as the carrots and garlic. Also, it didn’t specify how the potatoes should be cut– diced, I’m sure. Despite missing instructions, this is a keeper recipe!

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  4. Melodie

    I just made this for dinner. It was pretty good. I will probably pull it out again next time I have leftover ham.

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  5. GERRI

    THIS LOOKS SO GOOD! I LOVE WILDFLOWER’S CREAM CHEESE POTATO SOUP….AND SO WANTED THE RECIPE BUT COULDNT FIND IT ONLINE ANYWHERE. SO HAPPY I RAN ACROSS THIS PICTURE!!! I CANT WAIT *do I sound overjoyed or what :)*

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  6. Jeanine

    Mmm, I made this tonight but I made it my own. I doubled the recipe, added half again as much butter and flour, then used 2% milk. Once that was all stirred in I added a packet of instant garlic mashed potatoes to thicken a bit more, then 1/2 cup each shredded cheese and lowfat sour cream. I dropped a dollop of sour cream and a generous sprinkle of cheese on top. I wish I had green onions to add- they would have been wonderful! This makes a nice large pot of soup- enough for leftovers!Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Sophia

    Just made this tonight! My mum wasn’t sure about it but once it was made she couldn’t stop eating it! Really nice and has made me feel better already (suffering form a cold)

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  8. Cindi Janak

    I tried this tonight based on the good reviews and we were not disappointed!! My 4 kids, ages 3-10 loved it and they tend to be skeptical with soups. It was delicious! I even doubled the recipe to make my life easier on another night! Thanks!!

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  9. Nikki

    Really yummy! I used 6 small potatoes and no ham. Even my picky girl liked it! Yay! If I had bacon, I would’ve fried some up to crumble for the top :)

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