Easy Ham & Potato Soup

Easy Ham & Potato Soup ~ This was such a comforting and tasty meal.  We'll be making it all winter!

Yesterday afternoon, my son & I were watching cooking shows on PBS.  (I know, my 8 year old will watch cooking shows with me ~ how cool is that? :)   There was a recipe for a potato and leek soup that caught his eye and he decided that's what he wanted for dinner.  I didn't have leeks, but I did have onion and some leftover Christmas ham in the freezer, so that's where the inspiration for this soup came from.

I threw in some-of-this and a bit-of-that.  We all thought the soup was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.  Roy definitely wants me to make it again, so I thought I might as well share it on the blog.  Hope you like it as much as we did.  It certainly was easy enough to make and using the condensed soup/leftover ham made it super simple and quick.   Enjoy!

Easy Ham & Potato Soup
serves 3~4 

  • 1 can of condensed ~ Cream of Chicken ~ soup
  • 2 1/2 cups water (maybe a little bit more)
  • 2 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery thin sliced
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chicken 'Better Than Bouillon' (or a bouillon cube) 
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Saute the diced onion and sliced celery in the olive oil for 3-5 minutes or until translucent.  Add the potatoes and the 2 1/2 cups of water and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.

Add the can of condensed soup, chopped ham, basil, onion powder, garlic powder and chicken bouillon.  Stir until combined and maybe add a little bit more water if desired. (depends on how much water evaporated while the soup was simmering and how thick/thin you like your soup)  Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Salt and pepper, to taste.  Serve with your favorite bread.

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