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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


  • 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.