This rich, thick, and creamy soup is a great way to use up leftover holiday ham! Made in your slow cooker, and using shortcuts like frozen hash brown potatoes, this delicious soup requires very little effort on your part.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
4 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine hash browns, ham, onion, celery, chicken broth, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a slow cooker. Stir well to combine. Place the lid on the slow cooker.

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  • Cook on Low heat until celery is soft, 4 to 5 hours.

  • Mix in cream cheese and Cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Cover and cook on Low for an additional 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with chopped green onions as a garnish.

Nutrition Facts

518 calories; protein 24.2g 48% DV; carbohydrates 27.7g 9% DV; fat 42.4g 65% DV; cholesterol 109.5mg 37% DV; sodium 1846.4mg 74% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2019
I made this as described and it was very good. However, I would definitely use fresh potatoes next time even though buying ready made hash browns saves a lot of work. They just don't have the right consistency for good potato soup and need a good run thru the blender.....which means the ham gets chopped up too. Then I would feel good about five stars ! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2020
Not much flavor; very disappointing Read More
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2019
I made this as described and it was very good. However, I would definitely use fresh potatoes next time even though buying ready made hash browns saves a lot of work. They just don't have the right consistency for good potato soup and need a good run thru the blender.....which means the ham gets chopped up too. Then I would feel good about five stars ! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2019
I replaced the hash brown potatoes with frozen califlower rice to keep carbs in check. Although the califlower rice were not as hearty as hash brown potatoes, this slow cooker soup with the cream cheese,and sharp cheddar cheeses still tasted creamy,satisfying and delicious! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2019
I used potatoes, peeled and diced, rather than tater tots. Delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2019
Love this recipe! Used extra ham and onion. This is most definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2019
Very good! I cooked it on High for 4 hours then added the cream cheese and Sharp cheddar cheese cooked for the 30 minutes. I used shredded hash browns and finely chopped the celery. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2020
Yum! Perfect for a cold winter day! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2020
Not much flavor; very disappointing Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2020
I will let you know later this evening as it is cooking right now and needs another 2 hours. I doubled the spices and onion and used fresh potatoes that I diced and maybe a quarter cup of cheddar cheese. I will complete this review in a few hours!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2020
Fresh potatoes might bring this up a bit. Read More