Easy Crock Pot Ham and Potato Soup
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Ham and Potato soup is a cool weather staple around here and it’s easy to make in the crock pot! A simple and delicious soup loaded with potatoes, sweet carrots and tender ham cooks in the slow cooker all day so dinner is ready when you are.
How to Make Easy Crock Pot Ham and Potato Soup
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Slow Cooker Potato Soup
Few things are as comforting as a delicious and creamy soup on a cold winter day! Even better is coming home to dinner after a busy day of work or errands!
I truly love potato soup, it’s so comforting! One of my very best friends made this delicious Ham and Potato soup for me for lunch one day! It was a chilly day and this warmed me from the inside out! (Thanks Dee, you’re the best)!
Since then, I’ve made this soup so many times. It’s always delicious and never lasts long around here! This is one of those soups that is fabulous the first day just as amazing leftover… (and any time I can cook once, eat twice is a good thing around here)!
Technically you could consider this delicious soup a chowder as a chowder is a thick creamy soup that is generally chunky. Regardless of what you call it, it’s absolutely delicious! While chowders often contain fish or seafood, they can contain a variety of vegetables or meat and still be considered a chowder (like in my Slow Cooker Corn Chowder)!
How To Thicken Potato Soup
One thing I particularly love about this soup is that it uses potatoes to thicken it without adding in a lot of heavy cream and butter. While the flavor and texture are rich and creamy, it’s not loaded up with fat and calories!
I most often use leftover ham or a ham bone to make this soup but if you don’t have leftovers, it works perfectly with diced ham steaks from the grocery store too! If you’d like to make this into a cheesy ham and potato soup, stir in a handful of cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese just before serving. Remember that dairy can curdle at high temperatures so when you don’t want to cook it too long in the slow cooker. Once you add the milk and sour cream (and cheeses if you add any), you just want to make sure everything is heated through.
Ham and Potato soup is a simple and delicious soup loaded with potatoes, sweet carrots and tender ham. It cooks in the slow cooker all day so dinner is ready when you are!
- 7 cups potatoes , diced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 large carrot , chopped
- 2-3 cups ham , diced
- 2 teaspoons parsley
- 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
- pepper to taste
- 5 cups Ready to Serve Chicken Broth (I use low sodium)
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Pepper to taste
Add diced potatoes, onion, carrot, ham, thyme, parsley, pepper & broth to a crock pot.
Cook on low 7 hours, or high 3 hours.
Remove 2-3 cups of the potatoes/carrots and mash, then return the mashed mixture to the crock pot.
Add milk and sour cream. Stir and cook an additional 15 minutes. Add pepper to taste. Makes twelve 1-cup servings.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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