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Creamy Ham and Potato Soup

Updated: Oct 31, 2023

creamy ham and potato soup

Creamy ham and potato soup is a comforting soup made with potatoes, onions, garlic, diced ham, and heavy cream. It's easy to make, stores well, and is perfect for lunch or dinner as a main dish or side

Creamy Ham and Potato Soup


  • 2-russet potatoes, skin on

  • ½ pound butter, split

  • 10 ounces of ham, small dice

  • 1 onion, small dice

  • 2 ribs of celery, small dice

  • 2 carrots, small dice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 Bay leaves

  • ½ Tablespoon fennel seeds

  • 2 Tablespoons chicken base

  • 1 cup A/P flour

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups milk

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Dice up your mirepoix of carrots, celery, and onion, set aside in a bowl.

  2. Cut the potatoes into small dice, put them in a bowl, and set aside.

  3. Cut the ham into small dice, put it in a bowl, and set aside.

  4. In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, sauté the mirepoix and potatoes in half of the listed butter, stirring all the while. Season with a bit of salt and pepper while sautéing.

  5. When the potatoes and carrots begin to soften, add the ham, and continue to stir.

  6. Add the garlic, fennel seeds, and bay leaves and stir until fragrant.

  7. Add the chicken stock and the milk and bring to a boil.

  8. When the soup starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

  9. While the soup is simmering, make a blond roux with melted butter and flour.

  10. After simmering the soup, slowly add the roux while using a whisk to incorporate the roux until the soup thickens.

Season with salt and pepper and serve hot in bowls.

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