Smoked Ham n Cheese Potato Soup

Diane Hopson Smith


A simple yet tasty soup and another great way to use up leftover holiday ham.

I used my potato soup recipe (that we eat often) and simply added the ham and cheese. I used a smoked ham which gave this soup a nice smokey flavor. If you don't have smoked ham, you could used a smoked cheese if you want that smokey flavor.

Even though I have not added it before, I think broccoli would be a great addition to this soup.

Hope you enjoy.

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4 to 6


10 Min


25 Min


Stove Top


5 to 6 medium
potatoes, peeled and sliced or cubed
1/2 medium
onion, chopped (can use dried onion flakes)
1 stalk(s)
celery, sliced
chicken broth or stock (enough to cover potatoes)
1 to 1 1/2 c
ham, cubed (i used leftover ham that we had smoked)
1 1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded (i used sharp)
1 c
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour for thickening
salt and pepper to taste (may need to add salt only after tasting, ham and cheese are pretty salty)

Directions Step-By-Step

Add potatoes, onion and celery to a med/large pot; add just enough stock to cover potatoes.
Over a medium heat; cook until potatoes start to get tender. Add ham and cheese. Reduce heat and continue to simmer.
I like to thicken this soup so I make a paste with the flour and cream. Use about 1/4 of cup of the cream to make the paste. Once creamy and no lumps stir in remaining cream; stir this mixture into soup. Continue to cook just until it begins to thicken and potatoes are tender. Don't over cook. Serve with a nice hot buttered crusty roll if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy