Danish Potato Soup Recipe
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Danish Potato Soup Recipe

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I love cooking a ham for my family, because that means we'll be having this delicious hearty soup later that week. This recipe makes good use of all the wonderful fresh vegetables that are grown in Ohio.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • Water
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • Ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 190 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.


  1. In a soup kettle, bring ham bone and 2 quarts water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour or until meat pulls away from the bone.
  2. Remove ham bone. When cool enough to handle, trim any meat and dice. Discard bone. Return ham to kettle along with potatoes, onions, celery, parsley, cabbage and carrots; cook 40 minutes.
  3. Combine flour and 1/4 cup cold water until smooth. Slowly pour into the soup, stirring constantly. Bring soup to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in cream. Remove from the heat. Garnish with nutmeg. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Danish Potato Soup in Country October/November 1992, p49

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"I've made this soup many times before. Just add a little flour to help thicken the soup to your desire. It doesn't affect the taste."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Really good tasting soup. Was thin but a great change from thick soups. I will make again."

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"Can't click on stars. Very good. I thickened a little. lovely flavor."

Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"soup was good but thin"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"a little thin, but nice flavor"

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