Bacon Ham and Potato Soup

Bacon Ham and Potato Soup


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About this recipe: This is a chowder-like soup, it's thick, creamy and truly delicious. Ham is simmered with bacon, leeks, potatoes and carrots in a creamy chicken stock. This soup tastes even better the next day.


Makes: 14 - 16 servings

  • 2 litres chicken stock
  • 550g cubed dry-cured ham
  • 4 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 900g streaky bacon, diced
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 3 leeks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 6 large potatoes, cubed
  • 450g carrots, cubed
  • 350ml double cream

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Pour stock into a large pot set over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Stir in the ham and 2 tablespoons rosemary.
  2. In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook diced bacon until crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove bacon and add to pot. Drain half of the bacon fat and return frying pan to medium heat. Stir in onions, leeks, garlic and spring onions; cook until tender, then add to pot.
  3. Place cubed potatoes, carrots, and 2 tablespoons rosemary in pot; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Turn off heat and add cream to pot.

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