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.


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!

About this Recipe

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