Slow-Cooker Potato & Ham Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours


8 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Jan. 11, 2023
In our house, this recipe is a win-win. It's easy for me to whip up and easy for my family to devour...the crusty bread for dipping doesn't hurt, either. —Linda Haglund, Buffalo, Minnesota
Slow-Cooker Potato & Ham Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1 cup cubed deli ham
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • Optional: Sour cream and chopped green onions


  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine broth, potatoes, onion and pepper. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Mash potatoes to desired consistency. Whisk in cream cheese until melted. Stir in ham and milk. Cook, covered, until heated through, 15-20 minutes longer. Serve with sour cream and green onions if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 257 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 1053mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.