Ham and Potato Soup

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
dixiemom1520 avatar
By Karen Crossland
from Walterboro, SC

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 :)

prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min


  •   1 c
    minced ham
  •   2 Tbsp
    bacon drippings
  •   4 medium
    potatoes,peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  •   4
    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
  •   Note
    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

  • 1
    Place bacon drippings and ham into large stock pot,cook until caramelized.Remove from pot.
  • 2
    Add 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.
  • 3
    Place potatoes into the pot,add salt,pepper,garlic and onion powders and cook until tender.
  • 4
    Heat 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.
  • 5
    Add your ham back into soup.Serve hot with shredded cheese or as is. Enjoy!

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