Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup [video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 6 reviews

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!

Image of slow cooker ham and potato soup garnished with bacon.

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 ingredients image.

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.

Image of ham and potato soup garnished with bacon and chopped green onion.

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.

Picture of crockpot ham and potato soup in a bowl.

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 6 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


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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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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.



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



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.


Ruth I

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


Monica Y

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


Amber Myers

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


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.


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!



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


Amy H

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



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!


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!


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.


Doug B

It looks delicious, I can’t wait to try!


Jaime Carter

Made this tonight and it was delicious! I cut back a little on the celery and onion (used about half and chopped them into tiny pieces so my kids wouldn’t notice/gripe). I also only used 3 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of ham (because it was all I had). Used the flour roux and the consistency was right on target! I will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe!


Thank you for the feedback! I am glad you enjoyed it!


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