Healthier Delicious Ham and Potato Soup Recipe -
Healthier Delicious Ham and Potato Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Healthier Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

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"This soup was great, so creamy. I add some carrots and green beans to it and it has a little more fiber and a little more heartiness to it."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Combine potatoes, carrots, green beans, celery, onion, ham, and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in chicken bouillon and pepper.
  2. Melt butter in a separate saucepanover medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a with fork and cook, stirring constantly, until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk so lumps do not form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into stockpot and cook soup until heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Oct 08, 2012

I have always liked the original version of this recipe and I liked this too, but I don't know how much 'healthier' it is. I used about 4 large carrots and a whole smallish onion - a lot more celery than is called for. Add what ever vegetables you have available. This is one of those great comfort meals - enjoy but don't think it is that much 'healthier'.

Jan 09, 2013

This soup turned out wonderful!! I think I used this recipe more as a guide.. Used the ham bone from my New Years ham to make a stock- covered the bone in water in a stock pot and let it simmer for about 3 hours. Then used that as my base. Added celery, onion, carrot, and potatoes- cooked. Then added roux. I also added a little garlic, salt, chicken boullion, and cayenne pepper. My first time cooking potato soup & it will definitely not be the last!!

Dec 16, 2012

My mom and I just made a pot of this potato soup for dinner.It is very good.I didn't have any chopped Ham so I used Hillshire Sausage instead.I used can cut green beans because I didn't have any fresh ones.The amount of vegetables were lowered because of the amount of juice.I also used less butter and flour.I added a tablespoon of corn starch.I also added some whipping cream.I seasoned to taste with salt pepper and seasoning salt.This recipe is certainly a keeper.

Apr 03, 2013

My husband and two kids all really liked this soup. I didn't even add the milk/flour. I found that once I used a masher to mash up the potatoes, the soup was plenty thick and creamy. Also I used a spiral ham that had enough salt, so I skipped the bouillon. I added fresh dill and parsley too. So with less salt and no milk, it was even healthier/low calorie.

Nov 06, 2012

This was tasty! I glanced at the recipe thinking I had everything, but was very wrong. I had to butcher it because I was out of so much. I subbed a leek for celery, shallot for onion, chicken broth for bullion/water and cornstarch for flour. I had only about 1 Tbs butter and made that work too. For being so short on some key ingredients, it turned out great! It's also good to know I could make it with much less butter and it still tasted wonderful! Next time I will be sure to have flour, otherwise I kinda like the revisions I had to make. I had to use a little more than a cup of milk but that may be due to the cornstarch.

Jan 07, 2014

This soup was great for my picky family. Everyone had seconds. Good hearty soup for a winter evening. I used vegetable broth instead of water.

Dec 31, 2013

I decided to leave out the flour and milk like cpolis said and it turned out good. It was more of a stew that way, but I expected that. The problem with doing it without flour and milk is that it is a ton of butter; next time I'll probably half it. The other problem is that there is no way you can realistically feed 8 people with as much as it makes. I would say it is closer to 4 or 6 servings.

Dec 29, 2013

I loved it!! Made no substitutions!!


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  • Calories
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 281 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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