Ham & Potato Soup – yummy

So at Christmas and Easter they have bone-in hams on sale for dirt cheap. So I bought one at Christmas and cooked it up last week. I cut all the ham off into little chunks and froze them into 1 cup portions. Then I took the bone and filled a stock pot of water and added an onion, a couple of bay leaves, garlic and carrots (feel free to throw in whatever spices you want). This makes yummy ham stock.

What do I do with this? Well I freeze the chunks of ham and the ham stock so I can have the Ham & Potato Soup makings on hand. This is an easy and awesome recipe.

3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water or ham stock
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon or 2 tsp. if using ham stock
1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
1 teaspoon pepper
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk

1. Combine the potatoes, onion, ham and water (or ham stock) in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

MMMM good!

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  1. looks yummy! what are the little green specks?

  2. infarrantly creative says:

    Green onions for garnish

  3. I have a “cheap” ham in my freezer just waiting…….I’ll have to give this a try.

  4. Thimbleanna says:

    Oooh yum! Thanks for the recipe. I have a good ham and bean recipe but not ham and potato — and what could be better than that?

  5. The Bargain Shopper Lady says:

    That looks so good! YUM!

  6. take out the little green onions (for my personal taste) and we’re in business! Yum-O

  7. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM…OOOOhhh, honey……….that looks so yummy!

    I’m going to copy this down and try it next week!

    I’ll let you know how many flips Marky does over it. 😉

    Love ya!

  8. beckie, i know this is way down in your archives (for the month) but i’m just now reading – i made ham last week or two ago (that i had bought at Christmas) and i have always felt guilty for throwing those bones away (beef roast bones, too). i knew that one could make stock from them, like you did, but never knew if they were really worth the effort. but hey, if i have the veggies for flavoring, they are an inexpensive food/soup additive- the homemade stock- thanks for the inspiration!
    annette martin

  9. Hey Beck!
    Hot Dog! I got me a ham bone in my freezer and I just wasn't knowin what to do with it! This feels like a fall-winter dish, but hey, if it's salty sign me up (regardless of summer!) I am your mother's sister!!!

    Luv Cinney

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