Crock Pot Cheesy Ham & Potato Soup

There's a chill in the air and that makes me very happy... it's soup season! One of my favorite ways to warm up in the fall and winter months is with a bowl of soup and big hunk of crusty bread. I love to make a big pot on Sunday night and then eat it for lunch all week long.

Today I'm sharing my family's favorite recipe for Crockpot Cheesy Ham & Potato Soup. My mom has made this ever since I was a kid, and it's completely irresistible! It's chock full of potatoes, veggies, ham, bacon, and full of cheesy flavor (thanks to a tasty jar of Cheez Whiz). While it might not be the healthiest soup out there, it definitely does the trick when you're craving a big bowl of comfort food.

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Another bonus? It's made in the crock pot! Start by layering potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, green pepper, bacon, and ham in a crock pot or slow cooker. (I used the Chief smokehouse ham steak, and it was phenomenal!) Pour 3 cups of beef stock over the top and let it cook on high 3-4 hours. (Or low 6-8). It will look funky, but I promise, it will turn out delicious in the end!

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About 30 minutes before you want to serve the soup, combine a bit of cornstarch with some water, and stir it into the soup. This will help thicken it up. Let it cook on high 20 minutes or so, then stir in a jar of Cheez Whiz. It goes from a brothy, chunky mixture to a velvety smooth cheesy soup!

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Perfect on a crisp fall day!

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Crock Pot Cheesy Ham & Potato Soup

Yield: Serves 6-8

  • 6-8 oz ham, cubed
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 6-8 potatoes, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 16-oz jar Cheez Whiz

Method

1. Combine first 8 ingredients in crock pot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.

2. Combine cornstarch with water; add to crock pot. Cook 20 minutes to thicken. Stir in Cheez Whiz until fully incorporated. Serve topped with shredded cheese.

Source: family favorite

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