Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup [video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup is hearty, creamy, and very comforting! Warm-up during the cold days and cook it hassle-free with this easy crockpot recipe!

During the holidays, I get so busy but that is not a reason for my family to less flavorful food. My solution is to use the crockpot! Check out my recipes using it like the Crack Chicken, Baked Apples, and Beef Stew!

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup is hearty, creamy, and very comforting! Warm-up during the cold days and cook it hassle-free with this easy crockpot recipe! #slowcooker #crockpotrecipes #souprecipe #sweetandsavorymeals #soup

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

This recipe for Crockpot Ham and Potato Soup is so easy that you can prepare your other entrees while this dish cooks. And, I love how the kitchen smells when cooking it!

I would suggest for you to serve it with some fluffy dinner rolls and use them for dipping into the creamy goodness.

This soup is packed with delicious flavors from the veggies and also a nice smoky layer from them ham and bacon.

Make the cold days of autumn and winter a lot warmer and more bearable with this simple dish!

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup is hearty, creamy, and very comforting! Warm-up during the cold days and cook it hassle-free with this easy crockpot recipe! #slowcooker #crockpotrecipes #souprecipe #sweetandsavorymeals #soup

How to make Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup:

Please refer to the recipe card below, and watch the video attached. But this easy recipe follows a few simple steps:

  • Prep the ingredients: Dice the ingredients and season with salt, pepper, and other herbs and spices you wish to add.
  • Cook: Put everything in the pot and add the broth. Cook it on LOW for about 8 hours, or on High, for about 4 hours.
  • Mash: Thicken the dish by adding in mashed spuds. You need to get a portion of the veggies, mash that portion, and then, put it back into the pot. Or, you can add a mixture of water and cornstarch.
  • Add dairy: To make it creamy, add in dairy, either cream or regular milk. You can add this in the last few minutes of cooking to avoid curdling.
  • Serve: Let it simmer further, add toppings, then, serve warm.

How to Thicken Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup:

There are several ways on how to go about it. Here are some:

  • Add a slurry of cornstarch and water.
  • Add potato flakes.
  • Mash some of the veggies and then, put them back into the dish.
  • Cook uncovered to evaporate more liquid.
  • Make a flour roux.

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What are the best toppings for this Potato Soup?

Since the dish is already creamy and chunky, you can add texture and more flavors by adding the following on top:

  • bacon bits
  • parsley
  • green onions
  • cheese
  • a dollop of sour cream

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup?

Serve it warm, garnished with your favorite toppings, alongside the following:

Can you freeze Potato Soup with Ham?

Yes, you can! It makes for a great freezer meal. Simply let it cool completely, then, transfer into freezer bags.

You can lay each bag flat on top of each other. To reheat, simply thaw and reheat on the stovetop. Adjust the ingredients and add the dairy.

If you are wondering why I suggested adding the dairy during reheating, this is because if you freeze it with dairy, it tends to separate and become watery.

Hence, there is a lot of considerations when you want to freeze it. So, if you intend to freeze it, plan accordingly.

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup is hearty, creamy, and very comforting! Warm-up during the cold days and cook it hassle-free with this easy crockpot recipe! #slowcooker #crockpotrecipes #souprecipe #sweetandsavorymeals #soup

How to Refrigerate it?

To refrigerate this dish, you can simply use an airtight container to store it in. Then, simply store in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.

Recipe Tips:

  • This is a good recipe to make if you have leftover ham.
  • You can use an immersion blender or masher in the pot itself to mash the spuds — no need to get and put back a portion.
  • To make it creamy, use waxy spuds and at the same time, use heavy cream. But if you are worried about the calories, you can try mixing it with half and half, light, or regular milk.

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5 from 5 reviews
Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 8 hours Total time: 8 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 10 slices  bacon  (cooked and diced)
  • 2 cups  diced ham 
  • 5 cups  chicken broth  (low sodium)
  • 2 pounds  Yukon gold potatoes  (peeled and diced)
  • 1  medium sweet onion  (diced)
  • 6 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  • 1  carrot  (cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup  celery  (cubed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground black pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon  dried parsley 
  • 1/2 cup  sour cream 

Roux Mixture:

  • 4 tablespoons  unsalted butter 
  • 1/4 cup  all-purpose flour 
  • 1 1/2 cup  heavy cream 

Toppings:

  •  Cooked bacon 
  •  Chopped green onions 
  •  Sour cream 

Instructions

Slow Cook:

  1. Add diced potatoes, diced onion, minced garlic, cooked bacon, ham, carrots, celery, dried parsley, and chicken broth to the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Stir and cook for 6-8 hours on low or on high for 3-4 hours.

Roux Mixture:

  1. Once the soup has cooked, add butter to a medium saucepan over medium heat and melt. Whisk in the flour until completely combined and gradually add in the heavy cream.
  2. Whisk well the flour mixture, until smooth. With the heat on the lowest stove setting, let the mixture cook until it starts to simmer and is getting thicker, stir occasionally.
  3. Immediately add the cream-flour mixture to the slow cooker and stir to combine.

After the Thickening Mixture was added:

  1. Using a potato masher, mash about 3/4 of the potatoes. Let the soup cook for another 30 minutes for it to thicken.
  2. Stir in the sour cream until fully combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. If the soup is too thick, add more WARM chicken broth, make sure you first heat it up in the microwave until its hot. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  4. If you added more liquid, make sure to let the soup simmer for a few minutes.

Serve:

  1. Serve warm, garnished with bacon, green onions, and sour cream.
  2. The soup will thicken more once it cools. When reheating, add more water, broth or milk to dilute it and simmer for a few minutes.
Calories: 474 Carbohydrates: 35 Protein: 20 Fat: 29 Saturated Fat: 12 Cholesterol: 77 Sodium: 1700 Potassium: 1138 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 7 Vitamin A: 2193 Vitamin C: 35 Calcium: 189 Iron: 6
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Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup is hearty, creamy, and very comforting! Warm-up during the cold days and cook it hassle-free with this easy crockpot recipe! #slowcooker #crockpotrecipes #souprecipe #sweetandsavorymeals #soup

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Alli Smith

I will be so glad when cooler weather gets here because I love soup, especially soups that look this good! I'm looking forward to making this one.

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Victoria

This is a great recipe. I'd just have to substitute everything with turkey and then I'd be all set.

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Theresa

This soup is one of my comfort food favorites. I like how you made it in the slow cooker. I've always done stove top, but I'll be sure to try your recipe in the crock pot next time. Great tip about adding dairy too if you want to freeze it.

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Ruth I

I am so in love with this dish! Been always so keen to find nutritious and delicious recipes. Wow with the bacon.

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Monica Y

That soup looks delicious and now that the weather is getting colder, I really want to make this as comfort food

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Amber Myers

Yum, I must try this. I enjoy a good soup when it gets chilly out. This one looks incredible.

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Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers

This looks delicious. I'm going to have to make this potato soup once it cools off. It's still too hot for eating soup. There are still days where it is in the upper 90s or even in the 100s. Can't wait until we have some fall-like weather.

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Nancy L

What a perfect recipe for chilly fall days that I'm sure are just around the corner. My family loves bacon so this would be a winner at my house!

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Roch

This is perfect for busy households. The great thing is that you can use leftover food and just include in the recipe.

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Amy H

I love making soups! I've been looking for new recipes to try for the winter.

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Lynndee

I love a good soup and I love preparing them during the cold months. Your ham and potato soup looks delicious and satisfying. Can't wait to try it!

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Terri Steffes

I am all about soup this season and I can't wait to take my slow cooker for a spin with all these recipes. This one's a must try and I'd love to prepare it for dinner one of these days!

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Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

Oh my word, this is seriously the epitome of warm, comfort food! I am so going to make this! Thank you.

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