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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

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

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.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Ham and Potato Soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 474 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

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.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 1700mg74%
Potassium 1138mg33%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 2193IU44%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 189mg19%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.