Chunky Potato & Ham Soup

Chunky Potato & Ham Soup

Here is a new variation of potato soup, made in broth rather than cream. Its light - yet hearty!

30 min. prep time
12 servings
343 Ratings


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
3 medium (3 1/2 cups) Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, cubed 1/2-inch*
1 large (1 1/4 cups) leek, cleaned, trimmed, sliced 1/8-inch
2 medium (1 cup) carrots, peeled, sliced
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
12 ounces (2 cups) ham, cubed 1/2-inch
1 (48-ounce) carton (6 cups) chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley


Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add potatoes, leeks, carrots and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat just 5-7 minutes or until leeks are tender.

Place vegetables and all remaining ingredients except parsley in slow cooker. Cook on low heat setting 4-6 hours or High heat setting 2-4 hours, or until potatoes are tender. Just before serving; stir in parsley.

*Substitute any type of potato.

Recipe Tip

Omit ham for a vegetarian soup.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 130

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 830mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #15313©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Making this for tonights dinner and can not wait to see how it turns out :)
My husband made this, but omitted the thyme (we don't care for thyme), and it was very flavorful, but there was a lot of broth. We served it with rolls and a salad.
I just made this today but varied from the recipe a little to use what I had on hand. We had a left over ham bone from Christmas dinner so I used 3 cups of BEEF broth, 3 cups of water and put the bone and whatever was left on it in the crock pot. I also used a red onion instead of the leeks since that's what I had on hand. My house smells FABULOUS and we've already sampled a little and cannot wait for dinner. We'll be making this again! Thank you!
I made this exactly as written. I used a ham steak which you can get at any supermarket. No need to wait for leftovers from "big" ham. It had a great ham taste and it was very filling. I suppose you could use a regular onion for the leek if you wanted. A great alternative to chicken soup.

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