Ingredients

How to make it

  • Combine potatoes, celery, onions, ham, and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in salt, pepper, and chicken bouillon.
  • In a separate saucepan, melt butter over med-low heat. Whisk in flour stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. (Before I made the roux here, I took 2 minced cloves and sweated them in a Tbsp of olive oil..then the butter and roux)
  • Slowly stir in milk, careful to not allow lumps to form until all the milk is added... then continue stirring over med-low heat until thick, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook until heated through.
  • Serve Immediately.....
  • Make couch reservations and keep a pillow handy!!!

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    " It was good "
    LindaSB ate it and said...
    Works well with leftover Easter ham too. To be clear, I presume 2 minced cloves of garlic.
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    " It was excellent "
    nightkitchen ate it and said...
    I can tell just by reading that this one gets it right. Very very nice.
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  • clbacon 5 years ago
    I gotta make this! Christmas leftovers. Perfect.
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    " It was excellent "
    meals4abby ate it and said...
    Ham, potatoes, cream, garlic....how can you possibly go wrong?!! Splendid!
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Oh Lord, this is comfort food for the frigid souls of the Northern US!!! I made this yesterday - so easy (and of course I added your garlic step...what's soup without garlic??). This one warms you from head to toe, and the flavors are heavenly - creamy, chunky goodness...try this one, folks - you won't regret it! (I had no leftover ham, so I went to the deli and asked them to give me a 1" thick slice of smoked ham-off-the-bone - worked perfect)
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Oh yeah - bring me a cup now...I can't feel my toes, this computer room is so blasted cold! This sounds like the perfect cure - thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    How did I miss this one first time around?? LOVE IT
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    " It was excellent "
    tippystclair ate it and said...
    I love potato soup and I love ham, so this is just right up my alley!
    great post!
    Kath
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  • minitindel 6 years ago
    this looks so good i love thick creamy potato soup yum yum thanks
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  • jett2whit 6 years ago
    Yum, sounds good and comforting....like a nap on the couch with a cozy blanket! Jett
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Oh boy, does this sound hearty and good, I must make this before we hit our hot summer month. Great post, you have my 5
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  • patticasas 6 years ago
    Thank you, I do have the powder one and will try your recipe this week. I will let you know how it turned out.
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  • patticasas 6 years ago
    This sound very good, I will try it very soon. Just confuse on what is chicken bouillon granules? and if it can be replaced with something else? Wonderful ThanX's =)
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  • pat2me 6 years ago
    Guess it's turning wicked cold after our promised warm up to about 40....so, sounds like a great time to make this! Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    This sounds delicious, hearty and good for chilly weather comfort indeed, Dave. I am thinking of some hot, buttered buttermilk cornbread wedges on the side and some icy brews. *Bliss* I am saving your recipe for further culinary perusal...hehe. Thank you - and I am a big fan of the Smithfield ham...yep. Great post!

    Couch reservations? Ha - clever! =)
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  • jenniferbyrdez 6 years ago
    Awesome is right. Thanks Wolf.
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    " It was excellent "
    gingerlea ate it and said...
    Today it was cold here. About 50. I fixed broc and cheese soup and tater soup, forgot I had ham in freezer so used bacon, with egg dumplings.
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  • mrspotatohead 6 years ago
    I like your version with the half and half and extra ham - sounds awesome!
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