Too Easy, Delicious Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

Too Easy, Delicious Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

Imagine that cold winter night, and you just have to get something pretty quick for your stomach. OR a thanksgiving dinner or maybe a Christmas family gathering. Ham and potato soup suits every occasion if you didn’t know. This delicious soup is so easy to make! the perfect way to use up your ham leftovers. no heavy cream!

Ham soup filled to the brim with soft, tender potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic and the option of making your own ham broth from a leftover ham bone! Even picky eaters fall in love with this ham and potato soup recipe!

Best soup I’ve had in a long time!! Even my picky “that’s disgusting” preaching 17 year old brother loved it. My mum and I thought it tasted a bit like a clam chowder. Excellent!!

Creamy potato soup with ham

There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of hearty, creamy ham and potato soup. It takes you 40 minutes (including prep time) to have a pot of full flavored soup ready and on the table. 

Perfect for busy weeknights or for when you’re craving a hearty meal! We use Flour and milk to give us that mouth watering roux and deliciously thick and creamy consistency.

How do you make this soup?

Ham and Potato Soup simmers away on the stove, pretty much taking care of itself, thickening into a delicious creamy base. There’s no stress involved — just have all of your veggies cut up before you start, a small glass of wine on your kitchen countertop, and get started!

Sauté onion, carrots and celery in butter. Also referred to as soffritto or mirepoix — the holy trinity of cooking. We start off with these three aromatics to build a wonderful flavor and depth to your soup.
Cook leftover ham along with potatoes in the soffritto to start drawing out the flavors in the ham.
Sauté the garlic for 30 seconds – 1 minute, which is enough time to release its flavor into the base of your soup.

Make this soup without any changes. It’s so fantastic! My family even loved it so much that they want it in our permanent rotation. I’m looking forward to heating up the leftovers for lunch today and can’t wait to lick my plate clean. So yummy!!

Ham and Potato Soup

This ham and potato soup recipe is so far one of my favorite. It's delicious and easy to make. The best part? You can add additional ingredients like carrots and extra ham, and it still turns out great.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast tips, Ham and potato soup
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 195kcal
Author: daisol plate


  • cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • cups water
  • ¾ cup diced cooked ham
  • cup diced celery
  • cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 tbsp. ground white or black pepper, or to taste
  • ½ tbsp. salt. or to taste
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • 5 tbsp. all – purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk


  • Combine potatoes, water, ham, celery, and onion in a stockpot. Bring to a boil; simmer over medium heat until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in chicken bouillon, pepper, and salt.
  • Melt butter in a separate saucepan over medium-low heat. Add flour; cook and stir until thick, about 1 minute. Whisk in milk; cook and stir until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour milk mixture into the stockpot; cook and stir until warmed through.



You can make your own ham broth for ham soup using leftover ham bone:
  • Simmer the ham bone in a stock pot filled with enough water to cover the bone halfway (about 2 quarts/litres, depending on size of bone).
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover with a lid and let simmer until very fragrant (about 1 hour).
  • Discard hambone
  • Replace the chicken stock with your ham broth.


If your soup is too thick once it’s finished, simply add more milk in 1/4 cup increments until reaching your desired consistency.
Alternatively, if your soup is not thick enough to your liking, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch together with 2 tablespoons of extra milk.
Pour the mixture into the soup and allow to boil for a few minutes to thicken, while stirring. Repeat for an even thicker soup!

Delicious food abounds! Your family gatherings should be full with awesome meal ideas! It’s fun to see how we can find new holiday favorites! It worked out perfectly!? Share your experience.