POTATO, HAM & BROCCOLI SOUP

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Potato, ham and broccoli soup is always a hit at my house.

Potato, Ham and Broccoli Soup Broccoli and ham potato soup is a little different from the one I usually make but we enjoyed it just as much.  You could replace the ham with just about any meat in this recipe.  I think chicken would be great or smoked sausage, too.

6 or 7 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 cup cooked ham, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup broccoli pieces (I used frozen but could use fresh)
2 medium carrots or 1 cup, chopped
1/3 cup zucchini, unpeeled and shredded (Optional)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt (Optional)
1 (14 ounce) can 99% fat free chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon thyme
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
5 cups water
2 cups milk (I used 2%)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Shredded cheese of your choice for garnish
 
Using a large stock pot combine potatoes, celery, ham, onion, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, garlic, salt, pepper, chicken broth, thyme, and butter.  Cover with 5 cups water and bring to a boil.  Cut heat to simmer and cook till potatoes are done.  Heat 2 cups milk to warm either on stove or in microwave, add flour and beat with whisk until smooth.  Pour into soup.  Bring soup back to boil for about 5 minutes, then simmer again for about 10 minutes. Garnish with shredded cheese of your choice.   Makes a little over 2 quarts and is such a comfort food. You could also make this in the crock pot.   Enjoy!
 
Note:  I serve this with my Zucchini Hoecakes or Cornbread Muffins or my Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes.
Potato Ham Broccoli Soup
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5 from 1 vote

Potato, Ham and Broccoli Soup

This soup is a great way to use up leftover ham and is also delicious!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potato Ham and Broccoli Soup
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 6 or 7 medium potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup cooked ham chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli pieces I used frozen but could use fresh
  • 2 medium carrots or 1 cup chopped
  • 1/3 cup zucchini unpeeled and shredded (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt Optional
  • 1 14 ounce can 99% fat free chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups milk I used 2%
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Shredded cheese of your choice for garnish

Instructions

  • Using a large stock pot combine potatoes, celery, ham, onion, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, garlic, salt, pepper, chicken broth, thyme, and butter. Cover with 5 cups water and bring to a boil. Cut heat to simmer and cook till potatoes are done.
  • Heat 2 cups milk to warm either on stove or in microwave, add flour and beat with whisk until smooth. Pour into soup. Bring soup back to boil for about 5 minutes, then simmer again for about 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with shredded cheese of your choice. Makes a little over 2 quarts and is such a comfort food. You could also make this in the crock pot.

 
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14 Comments

  1. Am I seeing correctly that this soup has just under 9 cups of liquid, most of which is water?? Could I play with the water/broth ratio and increase the amount of broth? I can’t imagine how this has a full flavor with so much water, but I’m anxious to try this recipe. Thank you.

  2. Another home run! I cut the recipe in half, made it on the stovetop and left out the zucchini. I covered the pot as the potatoes cooked (wasn’t sure from the instructions) I heated the milk in the microwave and upped the flour to thicken a bit more.

    I had to use a combo of milk, evaporated milk and half and half since I was running low! As a result the soup was a bit too sweet, but a bit of extra salt solved that. And I did use the optional salt from the recipe.

    I’ll have to remember the crock pot instructions as well!5 stars

  3. Can you leave out the zucchini ?

  4. What are the little fried thingys on the side that also look yummy?

  5. YOU ARE AMAZING!! Everything I have made from your recipes have turned out GREAT! Thank you for Sharing! Have a Fantastic 2013 🙂

  6. do I have to use thyme? Can I use something else in place of?

  7. I made this last week and it was very good ..Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. If you use a crock pot to make this soup, how do you change the cooking times?? Thank you

  9. This looks soooooooooooo good will try to cook some up in the near future:) Thanks for sharing:) and love this web site!!! I love cooking:)

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