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.

★★★★★ 2 votes
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)


1Add potatoes, onion and celery to a med/large pot; add just enough stock to cover potatoes.
2Over a medium heat; cook until potatoes start to get tender. Add ham and cheese. Reduce heat and continue to simmer.
3I 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