Ham and Potato Soup

Karen Crossland


My husband loves this soup. It is the only soup that he actually likes. As he is not a soup eater!My kids, who doesn't like potatoes even likes this soup.It is the only way I can get them to eat potatoes, and they do not leave much for leftovers the next day :)

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
20 Min


1 c
minced ham
2 Tbsp
bacon drippings
4 medium
potatoes,peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
chicken bouillon cubes
4-6 c
water ( or chicken stock in place of water and bouillon cubes)
2-3 c
instant potato flakes, dry
salt and pepper, to your taste
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
2 Tbsp
onion powder
1 1/2 c
hot milk
you can use fresh garlic and onion. i have to use the powder so my husband and children doesn't know it's in there.

How to Make Ham and Potato Soup


  • 1Place bacon drippings and ham into large stock pot,cook until caramelized.Remove from pot.
  • 2Add 4 cups of the water and bouillon cubes or your chicken stock if you're using that, to the same pot.You may need the other 2 cups of water or stock if your soup gets to thick.
  • 3Place potatoes into the pot,add salt,pepper,garlic and onion powders and cook until tender.
  • 4Heat milk,add to cooked potatoes slowly add instant potatoes,starting with 2 cups,stirring constantly.If you want the soup thicker, add more instant potatoes.
  • 5Add your ham back into soup.Serve hot with shredded cheese or as is. Enjoy!

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About Ham and Potato Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups, Vegetable Soup
Other Tag: Quick & Easy