Creamy Potato and Ham Soup

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 5-6
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

Ingredients

10-12 medium potatoes
1 bag of frozen sliced carrots
2 medium celery stalks, chopped
1/2 small onion, diced
2 c ham, chopped into bite size pieces
1 pkg real bacon bits
1 can(s) cream of chicken soup
1 stick real butter
1 pkg cream cheese, 8 ounces
2 c milk, 1% or 2%
6 chicken boullion cubes
black pepper, to taste
salt, to taste

The Cook

Stacy Johnston Recipe
Well Seasoned
Williston, ND (pop. 14,716)
StacyLJ
Member Since Apr 2012
Stacy's notes for this recipe:
This is an excellent recipe to use with left over ham after the holidays. (Or for an anytime meal too)
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Directions

1
Peel potatoes and cut into bite size pieces. Place in large pot and cover with water. Add carrots, diced onion and chopped celery. Bring to a boil and cook until vegetables are slightly softened.
2
Mix together in a crock pot or slow cooker the cream of chicken soup, butter, cream cheese, milk and chicken boullion cubes. Turn crock pot or slow cooker to high or 250 degrees.
3
After vegetables are slightly softened, discard half of water. Pour vegetables and remaining water into milk mixture in the crock pot or slow cooker. Add chopped ham and bacon bits. Season with salt and black pepper. Stir to combine.
4
Cook on high or 250 degrees until potatoes are soft, then turn to low or 200 degrees. Cook for an hour to two hours. (The longer it simmers, the better it tastes). Enjoy!!
5
Optional: Additional vegetables such as corn, peas, and green beans can be added to make this soup a creamy vegetable soup.
Comments

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Apr 10, 2012
Oh I love creamy potato soups...this is a keeper for me.
Welcome to JAP Stacy...can hardly wait to see more from you.
Bet this one wins a blue ribbon on of these days.
user Gail Springsteen gail0925 - Apr 8, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Gail Springsteen gail0925 - Apr 8, 2013
I just made this. My hubby said, "Put this on Just A Pinch--you'll win a blue ribbon!" :) I informed him that I got it from there . . . it's amazing! We think the creamy taste of it is so buttery and good that we could make a fish chowder--just follow the recipe, only put fish in it instead of ham. It is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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