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5 from 3 votes

Easy Ham & Potato Soup

A deliciously smoky and flavorful soup that takes just 30 minutes to make. This soup can be made on the stove top and is perfect for using up leftover spiral ham. Made with simple ingredients, this soup is comfort in a bowl.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ham & Potato Soup, Ham and Potato Soup, Ham soup, Potato Soup
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 250cal
Cost: $3


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup Spiral Ham (leftovers, cooked), diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 cups russet potatoes peeled, washed, cubed
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsps. Premium Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base
  • 5 tbsps. butter
  • 5 tbsps. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • scallions for flavor diced (optional)


  • Add water, ham, potato, onion, and fresh garlic to a 6-8 quart pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, reduce heat and add spices, and Premium Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base; stir.
  • In a small skillet, add butter and flour. Whisk over low-medium heat until thick. Slowly whisk in the milk and combine until it is lump-free. Stir over low heat for 3 minutes.
  • Once combined, add milk mixture to the main soup pot.
  • Stir soup and simmer for 10 minutes over low-medium heat.
  • Potatoes will be tender, and soup should be creamy, but not thick. Serve warm!


Nutritional values are meant to be a guide and may differ. 
Store leftovers for up to 5 days in the fridge. 
Soup is even more flavorful and thicker on the second day. 
To heat, use stove top or microwave in a microwave-safe bowl. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 250cal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg