Ham and Potato Soup

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Ham and Potato Soup is a wonderful comfort food and the perfect recipe for meat and potato lovers!

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Potato and ham soup is a hearty recipe that is a dump and go recipe. It’s the perfect way to warm up during chilly weather!

The traditional way to make this crockpot recipe is to use a ham hock. However, to make this recipe quicker and have a lot of pieces of ham, you can used pre-diced ham, leftover ham from a glazed ham or thick cut ham from the deli.

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Crock pot potato and ham soup is a dump and go recipe. If you want to save time in the morning, prepare all of your vegetables the night before and place in an air tight container or ziploc bag and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to put this potato soup together in the morning.

Can you freeze ham and potato soup?

I love to bring soups to friends and family. Once the soup has cooked, allow to cool completely. Once the soup has cooled, place in an air tight container or freezer bag and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.

You will want to thaw overnight in the refrigerator or on a kitchen counter for a few hours at room temperature before heating.

How do I thicken soup?

There’s a few ways you can thicken soup:

  1. Create a cornstarch slurry – this is in the recipe below. Simply combine the cornstarch in with the heavy whipping cream and allow it to cook in the slow cooker for 30-45 minutes to absorb the liquid and thicken.
  2. Shredded cheese – adding freshly grated cheddar or colby cheese will also to help thicken the sauce and give the potato and ham soup yummy cheesy goodness.
  3. Immersion blender – blend a portion of the potato mixture with an immersion blender. You won’t need to do very much as the starch from the potatoes will help to thicken the liquid tremendosuly.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Potato and Ham Soup Recipe

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  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • onion
  • celery
  • diced ham
  • parsley
  • thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • chicken broth
  • heavy whipping cream
  • cornstarch
  • sour cream

How to Make Crock Pot Potato and Ham Soup in the Slow Cooker

Start by preparing your vegetables. Peel and dice the potatoes and carrots. Chop the onion.

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Place all of the ingredients into a slow cooker with the exception of the sour cream, cornstarch and heavy whipping cream. Save this for about 30 minutes before you want to serve.

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Once all of the ingredients are added to the crock pot cool on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-3.5 hours. You are simply heating all the ingredients up and want to ensure the potatoes are fork tender.

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About 30 minutes prior to serving, mix the cornstarch with the heavy whipping cream. Be sure to whisk until combined and the cornstarch has dissolved into the whipping cream.

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Pour the cornstarch slurry and the sour cream into the crock pot, giving it a stir. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.

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More Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes

Yield: 6

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

Ham and Potato Soup is a wonderful comfort food soup and the perfect recipe for meat and potato lovers!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and chunk
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 8 oz. diced ham
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 c sour cream

Instructions

Start by preparing your vegetables. Peel and dice the potatoes and carrots. Chop the onion.

Place all of the ingredients into a slow cooker with the exception of the sour cream, cornstarch and heavy whipping cream. Save this for about 30 minutes before you want to serve the potato and ham soup.

Once all of the ingredients are added to the crock pot cool on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-3.5 hours. You are simply heating all the ingredients up and want to ensure the potatoes are fork tender.

About 30 minutes prior to serving, mix the cornstarch with the heavy whipping cream. Be sure to whisk until combined and the cornstarch has dissolved into the whipping cream.

Pour the cornstarch slurry and the sour cream into the crock pot, giving it a stir. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 1431mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 15g

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