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5 from 4 votes

Creamy Potato and Ham Soup

Loaded with chunky pototo, diced ham, and dill. This creamy potato soup is the perfect meal on a cool day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Deanna

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Large Leek, thinly sliced 2 cups sliced
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced
  • 4 Medium Potatos, peeled and diced in 1/2 inch cubes 8 cups diced
  • 2 Cups Diced ham
  • 6 Cups Low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp Dried dill
  • 1.5 Cups Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Optional ingredients

  • 1 Cup Diced carrots
  • 1 Cup Diced celery

Instructions

  • In a large pot or dutch oven, melt the butter on medium heat, then add the leeks and garlic. (If adding carrots and celery, add them now as well)
  • Saute the vegetables until the leeks have softened and become fragrant.
  • Add the potatoes, ham, chicken broth, dill, salt and pepper.  Increase heat, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover for about 20 minutes, until potatoes have begun to soften.
  • Add 1 cup of milk, then whisk the flour with the remaining ½ cup of milk and add to the pot.  Stir well and continue to heat until the soup has thickened
  • Serve with a sprinkle of fresh herbs or green onions.