Ham and Potato Soup – This recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover holiday ham! Ham, potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion cooked together in a creamy broth.
Ham and Potato Soup
Call me crazy but I am more of a holiday ham person than a turkey person. While I do love making a slow cooker turkey breast on occasion, I prefer to have either my famous maple dijon ham or honey mustard ham during the holidays. I love that flavor and I find it so much more exciting than turkey! No matter how much I like it though, I am always trying to figure out ways to reinvent all of the leftovers we have every holiday season. There are only so many times you can eat plain old ham before you need to jazz it up!
One of my favorite ways to use up leftover ham is to make a ham and potato soup. This classic is so cozy that you really could make it outside of the holidays and enjoy it just as much! Made with lots of leftover ham, carrots, celery, onion, and potato, it is filling and makes quite a few servings so if you still have guests over, it will be enough to feed everyone.
Common Questions About Making Ham and Potato Soup
What kind of potatoes can I use in soup?
Some of the best potatoes to use for soup include russet potatoes and yukon golds. Since I had both on hand, I used a mix in this recipe.
Can I use leftover ham from the holidays?
Yes, this is a great way to use up extra holiday ham but alternatively, you can always just buy diced ham or even just cut up from thickly sliced deli ham.
What else can I use leftover ham for?
There are so many options but some of my favorites include –
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
- Cheesy Ham Casserole
- Ham and Potato Au Gratin
- Ham Pot Pie
- Cuban Sliders
- Ham and Bean Stew
How do I make ham stock?
My instructions for how to make ham stock can be found by clicking HERE. It’s so easy and really adds depth to any soup or stew that it is used in.
Can I freeze leftover ham?
Yes! Once your ham is cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then put it in a freezer-safe ziploc or aluminum foil.
Looking for side dishes to serve with this creamy ham and potato soup? Check these recipes out!