The perfect winter soup. This Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup is simple to make and works perfectly for leftover Christmas Ham.
Soup is my kind of food. I love the cool weather in the fall and winter and cold weather food is my favorite. Stop and picture it. The snow falling, the fireplace going, and this Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup cooking on the stove top. All I need now is some fuzzy socks and a good hallmark movie and you have entered my happy place. My husband, on the other hand, hasn't always been a soup fan like me. He would rather me make my Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole. Well, I usually make this for lunch for myself but this time I made it for dinner and he LOVED it! He even had the leftovers. Husband approved soup equals a win!
How to make Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup:
Step one: Warm butter in a large soup pot.
Step two: Add in diced carrots, celery, and onion. Cook until tender.
Step three: Next add in diced potatoes, corn, ham, and chicken broth.
Step four: Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step five: Bring to a boil then reduce heat and allow to cook covered on a simmer until potatoes are tender.
Step six: Remove from heat and add in your half and half and shredded cheese. Stir constantly until cheese is melted and well combined with soup.
- Ham: This recipe is PERFECT for a leftover holiday ham. We love serving it after Christmas and the entire family loves it.
- Seasoning: For this recipe, I just seasoned with salt and pepper. You can add in more or less to taste. I think the veggies and ham give the soup a wonderful flavor without adding to much.
- Potatoes: I like using russet potatoes for this soup but any soup you have will work fine.
Can I make this in the slow cooker:
To make this in the slow cooker just add in all ingredients except for your half and half and shredded cheese. Allow to cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 5-6 hours. Until potatoes and vegetables are tender and cooked through. Before serving add in half and half with the shredded cheese and mix until cheese is melted and well combined. Serve and enjoy.
A few more soup recipes you will love:
Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup: I love a good slow cooker soup. It's the perfect winter soup recipe and a must try.
Cheesy Sausage Potato Soup: This soup recipe is loaded with flavor and a readers favorite.
Creamy Chicken Fajita Soup: This one is possibly my all time favorite soup recipe. You have to try it.
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Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¾ cup carrots (diced)
- ½ cup celery (diced)
- ¼ cup onion (diced)
- 4 cups russet potatoes (diced)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 16 oz ham (cooked and cubed)
- 15 oz corn
- ½ teaspoon salt (to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon pepper (to taste)
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 ½ cup Colby jack cheese (shredded)
- In a large pot warm butter over medium/high heat. Add diced carrots, celery, and onion. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes until tender.
- Add diced potatoes, corn, ham and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and allow to cook covered on a shimmer for 20-25 minutes until potatoes are tender.
- Remove from heat and mix in half and half and shredded cheese. Stir constantly until cheese is melted and well combined with soup. Optional: additional cheese for garnish.
My family loves this but not all the veggies in it. I added broccoli it’s a get substitution if your family doesn’t want corn or carrots in it
SO yummy! I make this all the time now, a nice break from chicken or beef every night
I just got done finishing making the soup 4 Times the amount, I share with my family and neighbors every body loves this soup. Well I had a 18 pound ham for Christmas, so I went for it, Super delicious thank you so much for this recipe love the neighborhood.
Hi, this sounds fabulous! Is it freezable? If so, any special instructions? Thank you!
You sure can freeze it. I usually freeze my soups in a gallon freezer ziplock bag.
Very tasty and quick to make. I added some wild rice. Would make again
Excellent homemade soup
Hubs was asking for Ham and potato soup for dinner on a cold Alaska night and I decided to go with your recipe! The only changes I made were using heavy cream and milk instead of half and half (which is about the same thing, lol) and a sharp/medium/pepperjack cheese blend as these were what I had on hand. I am a BIG fan of Better than Bouillon so made my chicken broth from that and used Hormel Cherrywood smoked sliced ham. It was a resounding success with my family. This recipe is amazing! I will be serving it at our church's soup and sandwich night next week and am so excited to share it. Thanks for the recipe Jennie!
So happy to hear that!! Nothing better on a cold night.
I had leftover Easter ham, so I made this in the crockpot for dinner last night with ham bone broth and it was delicious and well received by the kids and hubby alike. I also threw in about 3 cups of broccoli because my family loves broccoli and I had some to use up. Great recipe, thank you.
So happy to hear that Annie! This recipe is my favorite for leftovers also!
How long did you cook in crock pot? I'd like to make it this way too
Just made this with leftover ham from Christmas- very yummy thanks!!!
Awesome!! That you so much for coming back and letting me know. I am so glad you liked the recipe!
Made this for dinner last night and everyone loved it! Do you happen to know the nutritional information about it?
I'm sorry Stephanie but I don't at this time. My recipe plugin I use for my website does not offer it but I am looking into getting one that does. Hope you enjoy the recipe!