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Slow-Cooker Potato & Ham Soup

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • JLS08
    Jan 29, 2020

    Great! Everyone in the fam was happy.

  • Holly
    Feb 10, 2017

    Very good! I added the bacon like suggested in a review. Great flavor!

  • gunslinger
    Sep 26, 2016

    Very easy and tasty! I used leftover baked ham and realized after I started it that I didn't have evaporated milk so I used half & half and it worked fine!

  • jboydston
    Feb 8, 2016

    Changed the recipe just a little - added chopped celery and instead of deli ham, I used a ham steak (chopped). we thought it was great.

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Jan 29, 2016

    This was easy and tasty. I used whole milk instead of evaporated milk. I give it 4 stars as is because it would be too rich and one note. We added a bag of frozen mixed vegetables and it really rounded out the recipe and made it a complete meal.

  • newrecipejunkie
    Jun 2, 2015

    This recipe was easy to make but I thought the flavor was a little more bland than I like. I probably will not make this again but will try another similar one. So many Taste of Home recipes to try, so little time!

  • diggerandcrafty
    May 13, 2014

    Loved it and my friends loved it since I had them be the first to try it. Some suggested corn or even broccoli too.

  • december7
    Feb 12, 2014

    I followed the recipe as stated the first time I made this and it was good. Hubby suggested a can of great northern beans (rinsed and drained) and my daughter suggested cooked and crumbled bacon. I added these to the recipe the next time I made it and these two additions made it even better and fed more people!! Love it!!

  • loribailey28
    Jan 16, 2014

    This soup was good and so easy to make!

  • Beema
    Jan 9, 2014

    I have made potato soup in the past, but this is the first time I used frozen hash browns, and boy, howdy, that made it so much easier. I added some canned baby peas, and omitted the sour cream and green onion. I used the low sodium broth, and found the taste was not compromised by the lack of salt. This will be a winner at our house, too.