Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

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Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup that’s creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for a easy and delicious hearty soup.

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup that's creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for a easy and delicious hearty soup.Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup is a delicious set it an forget it meal your family will enjoy that tastes like you stood by the stovetop tending to it for hours.

See how easy it is to prepare it in this video:


Soups are a big part of the Fall season for us, with their instant “warm you up” abilities and ability to freeze portions or take portions for quickly heated lunches. We are constantly keeping out slow cookers going in the winter for soups, especially this Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup.

This recipe was made in partnership with Smithfield who also sponsored this post for amazing Black Pepper Bacon Biscuits that incidentally would go fabulously with this soup!

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup that's creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for a easy and delicious hearty soup.With less than 20 minutes of prep work (I chop vegetables while watching my favorite reality shows) your slow cooker is set and ready to go.

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The Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup simmers away on its own, melting the vegetables into this delicious creamy base. A quick mash, a bit of heavy cream and sour cream and dinner is served!

The best part of slow cooker meals like this Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup is that they’re perfect for weeknights now that everyone is back to school or for those hearty meals you’re going to need after a day spent out at the soccer fields watching the little ones run around in a pattern that almost resembles soccer (we just started toddler soccer here… and oh boy).

This Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup can be ready, waiting for you to come home, peel off the grass covered uniforms and eat! Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup that's creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for a easy and delicious hearty soup.

The Smithfield Anytime Favorites Hickory Smoked Cubed Ham used in this recipe was inspired by the flavors of Smithfield Ham which I grew up enjoy for holiday meals, but in really convenient packaging and in almost any cuts you could hope for which helps cut prep time drastically.

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup that's creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for a easy and delicious hearty soup.

Tools Used in the making of this Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup:
Slow Cooker: Love this slow cooker and how programmable it is, it has been a workhorse for me… until…
My New Slow Cooker: This recipe was made in this slow cooker. For larger roasts I also brown the meat in the insert and not lose a bunch of the flavor by transferring the meat and leaving the browned bits behind. If you’re thinking of a new slow cooker, consider it if your budget is open.
Better Than Bouillon: I almost never buy boxes of broth because I keep the beef, chicken and vegetable version of this Better Than Bouillon.
Spice Rack – I buy spices in bulk from local grocers and from Penzey’s. It’s less expensive and significantly higher quality than buying the jars individually but I ended up being left with tons of little bags of spices. Enter the spice rack.

Recipe

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Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

4.9 from 287 votes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup that's creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for a easy and delicious hearty soup.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups russet potatoes , diced
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 2 large carrots , peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 16 ounce Cubed Ham 2 packages of packages Smithfield Anytime Favorites™ Cubed Ham
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (you can also use milk - I used whole milk)
  • ½ cup sour cream

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the potatoes, onion, carrot, celery, ham, Kosher salt, pepper chicken broth to your slow cooker and cook on low 7-8 hours, or high 4-5 hours.

  2. Using a potato masher, mash about 1/3 of the potatoes (don't worry the ham won't really mash that much)
  3. Add the flour, heavy cream/milk and sour cream and stir everything together.
  4. Cover and cook on high for an additional 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Amount per serving: 386 calories, Calories: 386g, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 1496mg, Potassium: 793mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 745g, Vitamin C: 18.2g, Calcium: 75g, Iron: 2.1g

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Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup that's creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for a easy and delicious hearty soup.This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield. 

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup that's creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for a easy and delicious hearty soup.
Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup that's creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for a easy and delicious hearty soup.

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  1. I made this soup today and talk about easy. I added an extra carrot and celery and used half and half instead of heavy cream. My family absolutely enjoyed this soup and I liked the ease of the slow cooker. Thank you.

    1. It is SO easy – definitely why it is one of our family’s favorites. Thanks for trying it out and coming back to let me know!

  2. I’m about to set the slow cooker going to have this for lunch tomorrow. Just checking – is it ok to freeze once the milk, sour cream and flour had been added or is it better to freeze prior to that and just add the milk and sour cream after defrosting?

    1. I’m not sure if you mean freezing leftovers or prepping beforehand? You can freeze the completed dish for 4-6 months (includes the dairy & flour)

  3. Sounds wonderful. Will try in the near future. I will be gone until the end of November. It will be a great recipe for later. Thanks again for a great recipe.

  4. Do we add 16 oz or 32 oz total of cubed ham? (It said 2 packages, so then I’m guessing the size of the packages are 16 oz, so that would be 32 oz, which seems like a lot). Thanks. It sounds like a great recipe!!!

  5. Made this soup with some leftover ham I had on hand. I added some crushed red pepper, because we like things a little spicy, and some cooked chopped bacon. My house smells wonderful and it tastes great. It was a very easy soup to throw together.

  6. I am thinking/planning to make this sometime soon. Yes, I know it’s the hot summer but I don’t care. I will half it and use plain, whole milk yogurt instead. Sounds both easy and good.

    I recently purchased an Instant Pot and I’m really loving it.

  7. I’ve made this and it is incredible. Just follow the recipe. It’s perfect. It has replaced my old standby – Nave Bean Soup with ham.

  8. My oh my !!!! This was the easiest and most flavourful soup I’ve made in a long time. Love love the creaminess and full bodied combination. Will keep as one of my favourites. Thank you!

  9. This was the best potato ham soup recipe I’ve ever had! I followed it exactly, except I won’t ever use Smithfield pork. The company is now owned by China.

    1. Thank you Erin for mentioning the company. I refuse to buy Smithfield now as well. From a friend of mine who lives close to the NC plant, he told me the plant is filthy since the Chinese took over. I use only Frick’s. It is a family owned company and their plant is amazingly spotless here in Missouri.

  10. Did anyone find the ham to be overcooked? It’s my experience that pre cooked ham doesn’t do well in a slow cooker. To be safe, I added the ham for the last 30 minutes with the milk and flour. Was delicious.

  11. Hi we are not really crazy about ham here ,Can i leave it out and cook it with the same instructions or do i need to add any of the ingriediants