This is the BEST Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup you will find. You will find the perfect amount of potatoes, vegetables, ham, and creaminess. It’s so simple because you make this deliciousness all right in your Crock Pot!
Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup
Fall is arriving and that means so many of us become comfort food addicts. Creamy soups and stews are my favorites to make when the weather starts to get colder. We have had rain here in Cincy for this past week. Overcast and very fall like is best that I can describe. So I have been making quite a few comforting dishes for dinners. I like dinners that can fill my crew and comfort food usually does the trick. My Slow Cooker Ham and Potato soup is one that always fills them and I never have any leftovers. They scrape the crock clean, lol.
I use my Crock-Pot often during the week to make dinners so much easier. On the weekends, I almost always use it on Sundays. I can toss everything in early and have a early in the day Sunday dinner to enjoy without much fuss. I grew up enjoying family Sunday dinners and it is a tradition I like to keep with my family. As my kiddos get older, it seems to be more difficult to get everyone at the table for dinner. I am sure that many of you can relate.
I like to make our Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Sunday dinners. It’s been sort of a traditional dinner that I make. I will make it during the warmer months but when cold weather comes, I make it much more frequently. Another slow cooker recipe I make all of the time is our Slow Cooker Meatloaf. It’s a simple Crock-Pot meal that my entire family devours.
Soups are also great for Sunday dinners. I usually pick up a loaf of fresh baked bread to serve alongside. When I serve my Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup, I grate some fresh cheddar cheese to allow everyone to add if they like. I also use fresh parsley or even some green onions for a bit of additional flavor. You could also have some sour cream to add as an option. I feel as though this soup really does not need toppings, it is great without them.
I have somewhat of picky kids. I use a slurry base with cornstarch and water to thicken our soup. I know some people use cream cheese added towards the end to thicken. If you have non picky family members who do not detest cream cheese, feel free to add in 4 oz instead of the slurry mixture.
You can make Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup with leftover ham. During the holiday seasons when I make ham more often, that is exactly what I do. If you do not have leftover ham, you can find pre diced ham in the meat area at the grocery. It makes this recipe so super easy. I used gold potatoes, you could use whichever you prefer or have on hand. I do use a heavy cream in my Crock Pot potato and Ham soup. If you do not have heavy cream on hand, you can use a whole milk (I would not recommend milk with reduced fat like a 2%). The fat content really helps thicken the potato soup.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE SLOW COOKER HAM AND POTATO SOUP
8 medium Potatoes, diced
16 oz Cubed Ham
3 Carrots, peeled and sliced
1 Onion, diced
2 stalks Celery, sliced
1 tbsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
4 cups chicken broth
3 tbsp Cornstarch
3 tbsp cold Water
1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream (you can use milk if desired)
TO MAKE SLOW COOKER HAM AND POTATO SOUP
Add the potatoes, ham, carrot, onion and celery to slow cooker.
Add salt and pepper. Then add chicken broth and cook on high for 4 hours or on low 8 hours.
Lightly mash part of the potatoes to help thicken soup.
In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water and stir until blended.
Add cornstarch mixture and stir to combine.
Add heavy cream and stir until blended.
Leave uncovered and cook on high for another 30 minutes.
Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup
- 8 medium Potatoes diced
- 16 oz Cubed Ham
- 3 Carrots peeled and sliced
- 1 Onion diced
- 2 stalks Celery sliced
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 3 tbsp Cornstarch
- 3 tbsp cold Water
- 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream you can use milk if desired
- Add the potatoes, ham, carrot, onion and celery to slow cooker.
- Add salt and pepper. Then add chicken broth and cook on high for 4 hours or on low 8 hours.
- Lightly mash part of the potatoes to help thicken soup.
- In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water and stir until blended.
- Add cornstarch mixture and stir to combine.
- Add heavy cream and stir until blended.
- Leave uncovered and cook on high for another 30 minutes.