A delicious blend of potatoes, vegetables, and chunks of ham in a wonderful creamy soup. Everyone that has ever tasted it has said that it was the best potato soup they have ever had, honest! You can eat it straight up or top it with shredded cheese or chives. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the potatoes, onion, celery, carrot, salt, pepper, and water to a boil in a large pot. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Add the ham, cream of celery soup, and heavy cream; return to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 22g 7% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 50.9mg 17% DV; sodium 1222.4mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2009
I also want to add that in the original directions I put to add enough water to cover the veg but they put in 4 cups. You might need a little more than that. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2010
I used cream of chicken soup instead of celery and 1/2 & 1/2 with cornstarch instead of heavy cream. I also added some boullion because the flavor was a little bland. It was good but nothing terribly special! I like a different ham and potato soup on here! Read More
(19)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2009
I also want to add that in the original directions I put to add enough water to cover the veg but they put in 4 cups. You might need a little more than that. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2009
After experimenting I use 1/2 tsp dried tarragon 4 tsp chicken base in the water and no cream of celery soup. Instead I melt 1/4 cup of butter and add 1/2 cup flour. Stir over low heat for a few minutes then add to soup with one can of evaporated milk. Skip the cream. Also your veggies will taste better if you sweat them out in a tbsp of butter before you add the broth. Only about 5-7 minutes on med low heat. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2009
My family loved this recipe -and since my Mother-in-law's recipe is considered the be all and end all of potato soup this was no easy feat! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2010
This was very good soup. We liked this a lot and will definitely be making it again but with a few changes for our own taste. I did change 2 things this first time. I only had one can of cream of celery soup so that was all I used. I actually am glad that was all I had because I felt to my taste that the cream of celery was overwhelming for a potato soup. Then I used Half & Half instead of all heavy cream (which I would again). I think next time I will use either just cream of potato soup or maybe one of each (potato and celery). I will definetly be making this a lot as it is a good base but just with my own personal tweaking. Thanks for sharing Tabitha. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
This is an excellent recipe. Once the vegetables were cooked I threw in some leftover cooked broccoli that I had in the fridge. I also used evaporated milk instead of heavy cream since that is all I had on hand. I will definitely use this again. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
I can't tell you strongly enough how much my husband loved this recipe! (As did I!) Plus one of the guys I work with claimed that I was the best soup maker ever because he loved this soup!! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe - you make me look good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
Delicious and super easy. Prep didn't even take too long. I took the advice of some and replaced cream of celery/heavy cream with evap. milk and butter/flour mixture. Added thyme bay leaves a bit of rosemary and tarragon which added flavor and removed the need for excessive salt. I also sweated the veggies before adding the liquid. This helped raised the flavor profile of the mirepoix. This should really be called a chowder since that's what it tastes and looks like but whatever. I plan to add mushrooms next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2010
I used cream of chicken soup instead of celery and 1/2 & 1/2 with cornstarch instead of heavy cream. I also added some boullion because the flavor was a little bland. It was good but nothing terribly special! I like a different ham and potato soup on here! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
We fixed this tonight. It was fast and easy and very delicious. I added light sour cream and 2% cheddar cheese blend after preparing. We also added a little cayenne pepper for some spice. Very good recipe! Read More
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