Easy Ham and Potato Soup

ham and potato soup in black bowl garnished with chopped parsley

Easy ham and potato soup is a tasty comfort meal for those chilly nights. A creamy, warm, and hearty weeknight meal. So delicious it will be a new family favorite. This soup is great for using leftover ham.

Easy Ham and Potato Soup

vegetables sauteed with the flour added and cooked

In a large dutch oven or stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery; saute until translucent, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in the garlic, fresh thyme, bay leaf and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes.

soup after the potatoes and ham have been added

Slowly add the milk while whisking constantly. Add the salt and pepper. Stir in the ham, potatoes, and corn. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer about 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

ham and potato soup ladled with black ladle

Once the potatoes are tender use a potato masher to mash about 1/3 of the potatoes or to your desired creaminess. Don’t worry it won’t break the ham cubes too much.

soup served in black bowl garnished with chopped parsley

Garnish with chopped parsley or even shredded cheddar cheese. If you plan ahead, serve with this No Knead Large Dutch Oven Bread or this No Knead Skillet Bread.

Easy Ham and Potato Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Easy Ham and Potato Soup - A creamy, warm, and hearty weeknight meal. So delicious it will be a new family favorite.
Course: Main
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 672 kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe
Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 carrots sliced thin
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 russet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 12 oz. boneless ham steak cubed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, and celery cook, stirring frequently, about 8-10 minutes. Stir garlic, thyme, and bay leaf cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Whisk in flour, cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk. Add potatoes, corn, ham, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender about 13-15 minutes.*
  4. When the potatoes are tender, use a potato masher and mash about 1/3 of the potatoes. This depends on your desired thickness of the soup. We like it thick and creamy.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

*Cooking time may need to be adjusted depending on the thickness of the potatoes.

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