Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup with Ham


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.

close up view of Cheesy Potato Soup with Ham garnished with green onions in bowls
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (28 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed

  • 2 cups diced cooked ham

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, or to taste


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

518 Calories
42g Fat
28g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 518
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 22g 112%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 1846mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 30mg 148%
Calcium 322mg 25%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 884mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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