Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crock Pot Potato and Ham Soup

Well, 15 days until Spring and the sun is finally shining! I think several of us in Ontario and some of our southern neighbours in the U.S were questioning if Spring would ever come, last week when we were hit yet again with a ton of snow. I took our latest snow in, as the chance to make one more soup, before the warm weather returns and we gear up for fresh Spring-like foods. Nothing is better than walking through the door, to amazing smells, after a LONG day at school and trekking home through blowing snow.

I had some leftover ham, in the freezer, from New Year's and thought it would be perfect in potato soup. With St.Patrick's day fast approaching, I was in the mood for a soup that I'd surely order, if found on an Irish Pub menu. Not sure how Irish this soup is, but I can tell you that I doubt any Irishmen would turn down a hearty bowl of this ham and potato goodness!

Ham and Potato Soup
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6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1 1/2 C cooked ham, chopped into bite sized pieces
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 can fulls of milk
2 C water
1 tsp garlic powder
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper

In a 4 qt crock pot, place the potatoes, ham, carrots and onion. In a bowl combine the cream of chicken soup, milk, water, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes, ham and carrots and tuck the bay leaves into the crock pot as well. Cook on LOW, for 6-8 hrs. Once potatoes are tender, using a slotted spoon remove some of them. Mash the potatoes and return to the soup, to thicken. Serve with sharp Cheddar and green onion, if desired.

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Linda Primmer said...

Love almost all soups. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing a hearty soup.

Michelle said...

LOL...I don't think an Irishman (or any other nationality) would turn this down. The next few days here may very well be the last of soup season. Thanks for linking up, Cindy. I appreciate the support each week.