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Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

This Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup is an easy recipe you can dump in the Crockpot and walk away to continue on your day. You can use leftover baked ham, a ham bone, or store-bought diced cubed ham, along with your favorite vegetables.

slow cooker crockpot ham and potato soup in a white bowl

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What Type of Ham to Use

I love to make this soup when I have leftover ham from my Southern Baked Ham with Pineapple recipe. My favorite way to make it using the leftover meaty ham bone, perfect for slow cooking! The meat will literally fall off the bone and into your soup.

You can also purchase cooked, diced ham cubes or Country ham to use in the recipe.

ham bone in a glass bowl

What Type of Potatoes to Use

You can use any potatoes you like. I always have russet potatoes on hand at home. That’s what I used. You can also use red potatoes, Yukon gold, etc. The cook time will stay within the range noted in the recipe. Keep a close eye and cook the potatoes until soft.

You can peel the potatoes or leave the skin on. The skin is loaded with so many nutrients.

What Type of Vegetables to Use

I like to use a mirepoix, which is a common base for stews and soups. It’s a blend of finely diced celery, onions, and carrots cooked in oil (sometimes butter) for aromatics and to add flavor. Save yourself some time and grab the Trader Joe’s mirepoix.

From here you can add any additional veggies you like. Here are more ideas:

  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Snap Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Corn Tomatoes
diced white potatoes, chopped veggies, broth, and spices in separate bowls

How to Make Slow Cooker Crockpot Ham and Potato Soup

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker.
  2. Slow cook.
uncooked slow cooker ham and potato soup in a Crockpot with vegetables
slow cooker ham and potato soup in a Crockpot with vegetables

How to Thicken the Soup

I don’t find it necessary to thicken the soup, since it’s made with thick potatoes. If you wish, you can create a cornstarch slurry. Use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and combine it with two tablespoons of the cooked soup. Mix the two together separately, and add it back to the soup. Stir. The soup will thicken the longer it stands.

How to Make it Creamy

You can add 1/2 cup of heavy cream along with 1/2 cup of any milk or 1 cup of any milk to the soup after it has finished in the slow cooker.

slow cooker ham and potato soup in a Crockpot with vegetables

How to Store/How Long it Will Last in the Fridge

Store the soup in the fridge, tightly sealed for 3-4 days.

Freezer Tips

You can freeze the soup for up to 2-3 months. I love to use these Souper Cube soup molds to freeze leftovers.

slow cooker ham and potato soup in a Crockpot with vegetables
slow cooker ham and potato soup in a Crockpot with vegetables

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slow cooker crockpot ham and potato soup in a white bowl

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

This Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup is an easy recipe you can dump in the Crockpot and walk away to continue on your day. You can use leftover baked ham, a ham bone, or store-bought diced cubed ham, along with your favorite vegetables.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot ham and potato soup, Crockpot ham bone soup, leftover Slow cooker ham soup, slow cooker ham and potato soup, slow cooker ham bone soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 169kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced ham Or a meaty leftover ham bone.
  • 1/3 cup diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup diced onions
  • 2 pounds diced potatoes
  • 4-5 cups broth I used chicken. Add enough broth to cover the potatoes and vegetables.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on High for 3-4 hours or on Low for 7-8 hours.
  • Cool before serving.

Notes

  • You can use any potatoes you like. I always have russet potatoes on hand at home. That’s what I used. You can also use red potatoes, Yukon gold, etc. The cook time will stay within the range noted in the recipe. Keep a close eye and cook the potatoes until soft.
  • I don’t find it necessary to thicken the soup, since it’s made with thick potatoes. If you wish, you can create a cornstarch slurry Use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and combine it with two tablespoons of the cooked soup. Mix the two together separately, and add it back to the soup. Stir. The soup will thicken the longer it stands.
     
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g
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