The Best Potato Soup with Ham Recipe
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The Best Potato Soup with Ham Recipe

The perfect comfort food soup made with a creamy base of tender potatoes, chunks of ham, & garnished with bacon, spring onions & shredded cheese.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy potato soup, ham soup, potato ham soup, potato soup, potato soup with ham, soup with ham
Servings: 8 servings


  • - 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • - 1/3 cup diced celery
  • - 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • - 1/2 cup carrot diced (optional)
  • - 1 cup diced cooked ham buy a ham steak in the deli section
  • - 3 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • - 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • - 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper or to taste
  • - 5 tablespoons butter
  • - 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • - 2 cups milk
  • - Shredded cheddar cheese
  • - Chives or spring onions diced
  • - Crumbled bacon


  • Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, carrot, ham and chicken broth in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the salt and pepper.
  • In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk so that lumps don't form and until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through.
  • Top with cheddar cheese, chives, and bacon if desired. Serve immediately.