Crockpot Ham and Potato Soup

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Crockpot ham and potato soup

What a dream! This Crockpot Ham and Potato Soup is dairy free yet oh so creamy! Potatoes are gods gift to us and I love a good ham potato soup! Enjoy serving this affordable dish to a large crowd by having a ham and potato soup bar and serve fun toppings like bacon, cheese, chives and more!

Have fun with it!

Potatoes are so affordable and you can buy organic ones in bulk to make this amazing ham and potato soup freezer meal!

Lets be honest, you don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen every night. Its so hard and stressful to care for kids, a husband and yourself every day! But knowing you have dinner cooking itself for you will make the day feel stress free.

Can you imagine only spending one hour in the kitchen every one or two weeks?!

What would life be like if the pressure of figuring out dinner was gone?

Why you will love this crockpt ham and potato soup.

  • 10 Minutes to Prep
  • Super Easy
  • Extremely Tasty
  • Healthy (Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free)
  • Family Friendly

Are potatoes healthy?

Potatoes are considered to be a healthy carb and a starchy vegetable. They’re high in fiber, low in calories, and include vitamins and minerals.  

Ingredients you will need for this Slow Cooker Ham Potato Soup.

  • Yellow Onion
  • Baby Carrots
  • Celery
  • Russet Potatoes
  • Ham (I love using leftover holiday ham)
  • Dried Thyme
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Bay Leaves
  • Garlic Powder
  • Broth of preference (I use chicken broth)
  • Water

What kind of Ham should I use?

 
I love to use leftover holiday ham, including the ham bone, for soups. But if you do not have easy acess to ham then getting a ham steak is a great way to go. You can easily find a 1/2 – 3/4 inch ham steak to cube and enjoy in this soup. 
 
Lunch meat ham will work as well if you have them slice it thick (at least 1/2 inch thick).

Do I have to peel the potatoes?

In order to get a smooth creamy soup I would recommend peeling the potatoes. Potato Skin is great for you so if you prefer to keep it in the soup it will be ok just may change your end texture. 

How to make this Crock Pot Ham Potato Soup?

Just throw everything into a slow cooker and let it cook for you. No mess, no fuss and a delicious home-cooked dinner!
 

 

How is this soup dairy free and creamy?

Potatoes cooked in the slow cooker become extremely soft and creamy. Blending up half the soup in a blender at the end creates a beautiful thick and creamy dairy free soup using whole clean ingredients.  
 

What to serve with Crockpot Ham Potato Soup?

You can serve potato soup with dinner rolls, artisan bread, grilled cheese, or a fresh broccoli salad on the side. 

 

How to store honey Slow Cooker Ham Potato Soup?

After cooking store in fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
 

Do I need a slow cooker for this recipe?

You can use a slow cooker or crock pot for this recipe. It is designed to be fast and easy so you do not have to take the time to cook all night.
 

Can I use an instant pot instead?

Of course! If you are tight on time or a last minute cook then throw everything in the instant post and adjust cook time. For slow cooker to instant pot conversion times click here to get a simple instant pot cheat sheet. You will never have to guess or research an instant pot cook time again!
 

*See FAQ’s and specific tips following recipe below. (so you don’t have to scroll for a million years to find the food 😉 ).

How do you make Crockpot Ham and Potato Soup? 👇 

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart

Ingredients

  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup Baby Carrots, diced
  • 3 ribs Celery, diced
  • 4 Russet Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cup Ham, cubed (I love using leftover holiday ham)
  • 1 tsp dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 cup Broth of preference (I use chicken broth)
  • 2 cup Water

Supplies for freezing:

  • 1 Gallon freezer bag

Instructions

Freezer Directions:

  • Label freezer bag with recipe name, cooking directions and expiration date (today's date plus three months)
  • Add all ingredients, except the broth and water, into labeled gallon freezer bag.
  • Seal bag, removing as much air as possible and freeze for up to three months.

Cooking Directions:

  • Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok)
  • Dump contents of freezer bag into slow cooker then add water and broth into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours
  • Remove bay leaves, and blend half of the mixture in a high speed blender or with immersion blender and stir back into slow cooker.
  • Garnish with cheese if desired and enjoy!

Fresh cooking directions (No Freezer):

  • Add all ingredients into slow cooker and stir
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours
  • Remove bay leaves, and blend half of the mixture in a high speed blender or with immersion blender and stir back into slow cooker.
  • Serve and garnish with cheese if desired. Enjoy!

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How freezer meals will change your life.

Makes homecooking Easy

Only spend one hour in the kitchen for a whole week of dinners. Day of, throw your freezer meal in the slow cooker or instant pot and enjoy dinner!

feel confident

Knowing you have a fool proof systen for something that is easy and works gives you confidence in the kitchen. So wether you're a seasoned chef or occational home cook the method of freezer cooking will work for you!

Eat Healthier

Because you're prepping the freezer meals with fresh foods you're eating healthier. Anytime you cook at home instead of eating out you get the benefits of healthier food.

Enjoy less stress

Have you ever felt the pressure of forgetting about dinner, or having to cook at the end of a long day?! No more, just grab something out of the freezer and you're good to go.

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Frequently asked questions

No problem! Just throw the freezer meal in your slow cooker and you’re all set. If it doesn’t fit thaw it for a few minutes in warm water. (You may need to add an extra 30 minutes cook time if completely frozen when cooking).

There are a couple natural dairy free ways you can thicken your ham and potato soup if desired. 

  • Potato Flakes
  • Tapioca Starch
  • Arrowroot Starch
  • Cook an extra 30 minutes on low in slow cooker with no lid.
  • Blend half or more of potato soup after cooking and mix back into slow cooker. 

These are my favorite toppings for ham and potato soup. 

  • Bacon
  • Parsley
  • Green Onions
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream

Each serving is 1 1/2 cups with 210 kcal per serving. 

Absolutely. You may have to play around with cook times. If you’re interested in an instant pot cheat sheet for cook times click here!

Definitely! If you do not eat mean and want a creamy vegetarian dish then use veggie broth and omit the ham. You may also want to add a bit more salt and pepper to taste. 

Peel and chop potatoes then store them in an airtight container filled with water (be sure water covers the chopped potatoes). Store the container in the fridge until ready to use.

This recipe will stay good in the freezer prior to cooking for 3-4 months. 

Yes you can absolutely freeze potatoes! I always suggest peeling and chopping potatoes last and then freezing the bag asap so you do not get a brown color on your potatoes. If the potato coloring does change a bit its totally ok to eat just not as pretty.

Potatoes turn brown when exposed to oxygen for an extended period of time, so chop them up and get them in that freezer! Good to go.

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