Ham and Potato Soup

Ham and Potato Soup


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About this recipe: This chunky, creamy potato soup with diced cooked ham is a meal in itself! You can try usinig smoked ham for a change of flavour.


Serves: 8 

  • 500g peeled and diced potatoes
  • 40g diced celery
  • 50g finely chopped onion
  • 85g diced cooked ham
  • 775ml water
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
  • 75g butter
  • 5 tablespoons plain flour
  • 500ml milk

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to the boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock cubes, salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (7)


Used different ingredients. I actually didn't use ham, but used diced bacon instead just becasue that's what I had - still great! - 06 Jan 2009


Wonderful soup, I will make this again and again. I froze one portion, just to test. I then slowly reheated from frozen with a couple of tbsp of milk. Worked out just fine, of course not as good as fresh, but still good. I used firm potatoes, so they didn't end up too mushy after freezing. - 02 Nov 2010


This soup really is delicious and so easy to make. It was an instant hit with all the family. Apart from doubling the ingredients I followed the recipe exactly, just adding a few left over mushrooms that I had. I will certainly be making this soup again, perfect think chunky soup to ward off the cold weather!!! - 21 Feb 2010

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