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Cheesy Ham 'N' Potato Soup Recipe

When I'm in the mood for comfort food, I prepare a pot of this soup. It is always a treat on a cool fall day.—Melissa Sherlock, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:7 servings


  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed and chopped


  • 1. In a saucepan, bring potatoes and water to a boil. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid; set potatoes and liquid aside.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, saute ham and onion in butter until onion is tender. Stir in the flour and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk and reserved cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low. Add the cheese, broccoli and reserved potatoes; cook and stir until cheese is melted and soup is heated through. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 334 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 614 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Reviews for Cheesy Ham 'N' Potato Soup

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"This is a keeper! I had no broccoli so I added chopped celery & carrots to my onion mixture for a bit of nutrition and color. Great on a cold night."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"This soup was delicious, I added bouillon cubes as the potatoes boiled. I was on the fence about the broccoli but I chopped it finely and tossed it in. It made the soup look pretty."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"My sister-in-law whipped this together during a recent visit to her house on a bitter cold day. I was impressed how she was able to make a soup from scratch in such a short period of time. The soup was hearty, delicious, and cozy. She had copied the recipe down from the magazine so I quickly looked it up on the Taste of Home website when I returned home because I know I'll be making it for my family."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"How can I submit a photo of this ez yummy soup? I can't thank u enough for sharing this creamy potato soup recipe. I was able to start it an hour before dinner time & was able to prepare & cook it in plenty of time. Quick, easy & yum!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"I just tried this recipe tonight and it was a big hit at my house! I love it because it has the 3 qualities I love the most about a, easy to make, and it tastes good! My son made me promise to save the left overs so that he could eat them tomorrow and also made me promise that I would make this again! The only way I altered the recipe was I didn't use broccoli since I have some picky eaters, and I added a little bit more cheese."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"I'll be making this as one of my 3 soups for our Christmas get-together but I'll add sour cream and garnish with crisp potato shreds. Will use the corn rather than broccoli also since more child friendly and perhaps use a bit of parsley for color. I also use homemade chicken broth rather than water for added depth. I'm rating this 4 stars as it takes the additions to make it a 5!"

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"I altered it slightly. Instead of broccoli I used corn, instead of the 1 c of reserved cooking liquid I used cream of chicken soup, and instead of shredded cheddar cheese I used Velveeta cheese cubed. I also added a little chili powder for a little spice. Served it with biscuits and the whole family loved it:)"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"My grandmother found this recipe for me when I needed it for a soup-potluck, we fell in love with it while making it! It's incredibly aromatic and tasty!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Really simple recipe that is delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"Easy, and picky eater approved! Some of us don't like broccoli, so I add a can of corn instead."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"This is the best soup I've ever tasted! I used 3/4 cup of ham, I sauteed the onions using butter spray, fat free cheese, 1 1/2 cups of non-fat milk, and added 1/2 cup low fat sour cream -and it cut out tons of fat grams, and was so so so good. Everyone I make it for asks for the recipe. With lowered calories and fat grams, I can eat it more often. You've gotta try it. It's a keeper with our family and friends!!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"Tastes great! Will make again."

Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Very good! Didn't need as much milk as called for."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"great way to use up ham. very good was a hit."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"I was out of potatoes but still wanted to try recipe. I had a box of BC scalloped potatoes. So I used the dehydrated potatoes and added them as my potato source. I followed the rest of recipe and the outcome was very good."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"Excellent soup to use up left over ham! GOOD!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"This was really good. I used probably more than 2 cups potatoes...I like a lot. Boiled them in chicken broth for some added flavor. Used low fat milk and butter substitute to help with the fat content.

And put shred cheese on the table rather than adding on stove. I especially loved the addition of the broccoli as I love that as well."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2008

"add 1/4 tsp of paprika"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2008

"add baccos instead of ham"

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