Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup that’s creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for an easy and delicious hearty soup.
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 to 2 cups onions (chopped)
1 cup of celery (chopped)
2 large pieces (peeled and chopped)
2 to 3 cups (about 1 pound) pork (diced)
1 clove of garlic (chopped)
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup of water
4 to 5 cups of potatoes (peeled and chopped)
1 cup heavy cream
Half or whole milk (more if needed)
Dash salt and pepper, to taste
Optional: 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley (chopped)
Optional: green onions or chives (sliced) for garnish
Optional: shredded cheddar cheese or cheddar-jack mix
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
Add onions, celery, carrots, and pork.
Cook continuously until the onion is soft, for about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for one to two minutes more.
Join vegetable broth, water also potatoes. Cover and cook for 25 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
Beat the flour in heavy cream until smooth. Stir in the hot mixture.
Stir in half and half or milk. Savor & add salt & pepper, to taste.
Keep cooking until hot.
Mash the potatoes a little to thicken them. Join more milk if the soup is too thicken.
Serve potato soup with parsley, sliced green onions, chives, or a little grated cheese.