Creamy Ham & Potato Soup


Creamy Ham & Potato Soup is made with potatoes, ham, butter, celery, onions, milk, chicken broth, salt and pepper then garnished with sliced green onion. A basic soup with so much flavor!



Ingredients – Also optional

green onion for garnish.



In a large saucepan over

medium heat, melt the butter.



Add the diced onion and celery.



Stir occasionally and cook until the

celery and onions are tender.



Gradually whisk in the flour.



Stir constantly until the

mixture turns a light brown.



Turn to a medium low heat and

slowly add the milk whisking quickly.



Add the remaining ingredients.



Stir to combine and continue

to cook until hot and to your

desired thickness but do not boil.



Place into serving bowls, top with

sliced green onion and serve.


Creamy Ham & Potato Soup

  • Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate
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  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1/3 cup celery, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 5 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup ham, cut into pieces
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups cooked potatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 green onion for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the celery and onion and cook until tender.
  3. Gradually whisk in the flour, stirring constantly until it turns light brown.
  4. Turn the heat to medium low. Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly and quickly.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients except for green onion and stir.
  6. Continue to cook until hot and to your desired thickness. Do not boil.
  7. Place into serving bowls, garnish with green onion and serve.



  1. Back in the day, (when there was still three of us), we usually got a small Honey-Baked Ham for the holidays and the leftover ham was used for ham and bean soup and ham and split-pea soup.

      • Indeed – I can taste it now! In Canada we used to have a canned soup we bought sometimes, “Habitant split pea soup” and it was yellow peas … tasted really good, but different. There was a restaurant called “The Magic Pan” here about twenty years ago – it was a franchise and they served that French-Canadian style yellow peas soup and put a dollop of sour cream on top and sprinkled chives on the sour cream. We never did that though.

  2. This soup looks divine. I like how you used fairly large pieces of potato and ham – and the green onion garnish. It makes for a nice presentation.

  3. This looks delicious. If a picture is worth a thousand words, your picture here is worth at least that many soup slurps. I’ll give it a try.

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