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Can I just say OMG, this soup is AMAZING!! Do yourself a favor and make it..
Very good soup. A nice change from ham/lentil/pea soup. However, anyone who can assemble the vegetables, chop them, mince garlic and peel and dice two pounds of potatoes in 10 minutes ( the prep time indicated in the recipe) deserves a medal!!
Made this tonight turned out awesome
going to make this , cold and rainy today, this will be good .
Kids: “Dad, this is the best soup you’ve ever made”
Just made this soup and loved it. After reading comments above, I did make a couple adjustments to the recipe. I used Half & Half in place of cream, mixed with 2T of cornstarch for thickening. I also added 2 16 oz. cans of great northern beans. Very tasty and soup was perfect consistency, even upon reheating.
Hi Karen, thanks for posting your adjustments! I like the addition of the great northern beans. I bet it would thicken up the soup well.
Does this soup freeze well?
Hi Andee, potato soups in general do not freeze well, or at least the chunks of potatoes in them do not freeze well. That said, I think if you purée the soup completely, so there are no potato chunks, before adding the ham, the soup should freeze and reheat fine.
I made this soup over the holidays and as others noted made a couple changes. I made the stock from the cleaned hambone first, using a chunky mire poix. I also used half and half cream and, because our month old baby girl wouldn’t settle that evening, it ended up sitting on the stove simmering for longer than it should have – a happy accident as this cooked down some of the potatoes, naturally thickening the soup. It had a rich full ham flavour and was absolutely delicious. My wife loved it so much I am actually on this page to refresh myself and make it again tonight.
Great recipe. I used the Christmas ham bone for the stock (my 1st time doing so. Came out good)and added about 2Tbs of roux to thicken it up a bit. Used 1/2 & 1/2 as thats what was in the fridge and this soup came out great! I will definitely make it again!
I made this from our leftover hambone from Christmas. It was delicious. I did add a little more whipping cream and had to thicken with baking powder and water. Very tasty. My husband loved it.
Easy recipe and very tasty!
Anyone know estimated nutrition/calorie information?
Hi, Kari! Glad you liked the recipe. We like this site for calculating nutritional information: https://www.verywell.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4129594
I made this soup yesterday from a rather meaty hambone that I had in the freezer from Christmas. I also bought an additional ham steak and cut that up and added it and marrow bone to the pot as well. The recipe was awesome I did add a 40 ounce can of Hanover great Northern beans. I modified the recipe somewhat and combined what I like best from 2 receipts. I used half and half plus thickened it with wonder flour to make it look like picture and it was absolutely awesome!!! Note: Because I increased the size of the recipe I increase the amt of olive oil so as it was simmering and before and after I remove the bone and marrow bone from pot I repeatedly skimmed most of the olive oil and meat fat from top of pot. I served it to 5 different people and each person said they loved it and commented on how flavorful and hearty it was!!! I can’t wait to make it again!!!
As reported earlier just made this soup and it is delicious. Thinking tomorrow when reheating I will add some cabbage….any comments?
I think some cabbage thrown in there sounds delicious!
Making this tomorrow!! Will report back…sounds delicious.
Absolutely delicious! Whole family loved it!! Used almond milk instead of the cream, not as thick but didn’t matter! Definitely a keeper, thank you!!
Awesome Potatoe and Ham Soup! All the family enjoyed it. Keeper recipe that I will make again.
Would I be able to do this in a crock pot? If so, would you do slow or hi? And add potatoes in later?
I made this in the the crock pot yesterday. Put everything in except the potatoes and cream and cooked all day on low. When I came home from work, I turned it to high, removed the ham, added the potatoes and cooked about an hour til the potatoes were done. Then puréed some and re-added the chopped ham and cream. Was very good and easy to make.
Love this! I added extra ham/sausage/kale/ and cilantro. With some half and half, and sour cream. My family loves me.
Did you do half and half instead of the Whipping cream!? I have that on hand but didn’t know it I could get away with it or not.