This is the absolute best and easiest potato soup. I never liked potato soup until I made this for my wife. Everyone I have shared it with loves it. It is quick, easy, and good on a nice winter day.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 1 cup of the chicken broth, and the contents of the gravy mix packet, into a small bowl. Whisk well to combine.

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  • Combine potatoes, carrot, onion, ham, and remaining chicken broth in a large soup pot; bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes, and turn down to a simmer. Whisk in the broth and gravy mixture. Simmer soup for one hour.

Nutrition Facts

172.6 calories; 7.9 g protein; 27.1 g carbohydrates; 20.6 mg cholesterol; 1320.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
I only gave this a 4 because although it was very easy it wasn't as thick as I like. So to make it better and a little easier I used 4 cans of diced potatoes and then made a roux with 1/2 cup butter and 6 T. flour cooked together then added it to the soup. It made it as thick as I like it and delicious!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
I only gave this a 4 because although it was very easy it wasn't as thick as I like. So to make it better and a little easier I used 4 cans of diced potatoes and then made a roux with 1/2 cup butter and 6 T. flour cooked together then added it to the soup. It made it as thick as I like it and delicious!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
I only gave this a 4 because although it was very easy it wasn't as thick as I like. So to make it better and a little easier I used 4 cans of diced potatoes and then made a roux with 1/2 cup butter and 6 T. flour cooked together then added it to the soup. It made it as thick as I like it and delicious!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
This a great recipe! It turned out great the first time (I've never been successful making soup from scratch before). You can also add 1 cup of heavy cream and 1/2 stick of butter to enhance the taste and texture. Additionally use a smallish onion instead of a large one so onion flavor doesn't overpower the potato. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2009
Just made this. So easy had all the ingredients and tasted great! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
We really enjoyed this soup. I had leftover ham steaks and used that instead of deli ham. I also used homemade gravy mix (Sweettreats' recipe) but otherwise followed the recipe. I served this with homemade French bread for a delicious comfort food meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2010
Very good. Used 4 cans of sliced potatoes as suggested by another user. Also added 1 stick of butter melted and stirred with 6 T. of flour as suggested by another user to beef up the soupiness of it. It was easy and I liked it. My kids did not like the ham but I did. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
This really came close to my favorite potato soup at one of the local restaurants. I added real garlic 1 tbls of sour cream Emeril's Essence ( 4 BAMS) and a cup of shredded sharp cheddar. I think i just need a little dill to make it "spot on". Thanks for the start to the best potato soup ever! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2009
You are so right. This is the best potato soup I can remember having. And so easy. This receipe will be a permanent fixture of my receipe file. Will pass it on to my friends. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
This is a perfect soup recipe for those of us who can't have wheat or dairy. I used some smoked paprika in place of the ham and it smells delicious! Will be eating it in about an hour! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2011
A good and very easy dish. I didn't have a carrot so I ended up added more potato. I didn't have chicken broth so I used 2 bullion cubes with 6 cups of water and it worked out just fine. Will make again if I have the ingredients at hand which should be often since it's a no fuss dish. Read More
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