Ham & Potato Soup #SlowCooker

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A hearty, creamy, simple soup perfect for any night of the week – Ham & Potato Soup is a an excellent slow cooker meal. It is so quick to put together and smells absolutely divine all day while it’s cooking. Your family is going to be so happy to come home from a day in the snow or a hard day’s work to this delectable soup.

Ham & Potato Soup
Ham & Potato Soup

Most people over look leeks or think they are some odd strange vegetable. Really it is just a milder, sweeter flavor of onion or scallion. They add such a depth of flavor to soups and also really help with thickening it up. Leeks balance so well with potato that I almost always include them in my potato based soups.

Ham & Potato Soup

I didn’t have a side dish with this soup but if I was going to do I probably would have done a jalapeno cheddar corn bread (just add some diced up jalapenos and cheddar cheese to your favorite corn bread mix).

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Ham & Potato Soup

A hearty, creamy, simple soup perfect for any night of the week.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, Ham, potato, slow cooker, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Time 6 hours
Servings 6



  • 2 lb Ham diced (½ inch pieces)
  • 8 Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled and diced (½ inch pieces)
  • 1 Leek halved and thinly sliced
  • ½ Yellow Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 6 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • Add everything EXCEPT the heavy cream and cheese to the slow cooker. Cover with lid and set to low for 6 hours.
  • After 5 1/2 hours, remove roughly a third of the liquid, with a few potatoes but avoiding ham chunks to a bowl. Using a immersion blender, blitz until creamy. Add heavy cream and cheese to bowl and return to slow cooker. Stir to combine and replace lid. Let cook for remaining 30 minutes.

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4 thoughts on “Ham & Potato Soup #SlowCooker

  1. I just put a ham and potato chowder on our menu for the month; thanks for the recipe and for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

  2. I love potato and leek soup. I am allergic to onions but I can eat leeks and a true Vidalia onion, not sweet onions.
    Growing up, this was a favorite soup with dried beef that came in small jars not ham. Cheese was not added. Mom thickened with cornstarch. A thick hearty bread torn in chunks is the side.

  3. YUM, sounds tasty! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 42 for Crock Pot and Instant Pot Recipes, open until February 17. Shared on social media.

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