Sweet Potato, Potato, Leek, and Ham Soup

Sweet Potato, Potato, Leek, and Ham Soup

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"This is a simple and delicious soup to make for one of those cold fall days. The leeks and sweet potatoes make it a bit sweet, and they mix perfectly with the ham. You can serve immediately or let simmer for a few minutes."
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50 m servings 352 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 352 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.8g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 973 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add Yukon gold and sweet potatoes, bring back to a boil, and turn heat to medium-low. Simmer until tender, 10 to 20 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add leeks; cook and stir until leeks are soft, about 5-10 minutes. Do not allow the leeks to brown.
  3. Stir leek and ham mixture into potatoes and broth. Add half-and-half; season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you would like the soup to be a little thicker, you can add a couple tablespoons of flour to it. Mix well and let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.


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As written, this is bland. However, this is a great base recipe. If you season it to taste, you can easily make it a 5 star recipe.

I made this as written except I used skim milk. It's good - but bland, even though I added some ground cloves and nutmeg. It's still missing something. I might add some shredded cheddar chees...

I pureed the soup; holding out about a cup of potatoes and all of the ham. Gave it great texture to the palate! :)

I like to add a little more flavor than salt & pepper. So I added a mix of spices. I garnished it with sharp cheddar and tarragon.

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