Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a delicious easy to make potato soup recipe. I make this with a ham stock, made from boiling a ham bone. But it turns out well if you use a pre-packaged chicken soup stock or water and bouillion to taste. It goes really nicely with some nice fresh buns or bread. We never have any leftovers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine potato's, celery, onions, carrots, ham, bay leaves and soup stock in large stock pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Cook over medium heat until potato's are tender, 10-20 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken bouillon, salt, and pepper.
  4. In separate pot melt butter over low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork and cook stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute.
  5. Slowly stir in milk, continue stirring until thickened slightly.
  6. Add hot milk mixture to soup slowly, cook until hot and thickened, serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

A nice hearty soup with a lot of flavor. I substituted turkey bacon for the ham and used a combo of chicken and beef stock instead of ham stock, I don't think I could even tell a difference. A very easy soup with just some chopping and stirring, thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for PAC fall 08.

5 5

This was a satisfying soup. I really liked the addition of the bay leaves and all of the veggies. They made a tasty change to traditional potato soup. I omitted additional salt as both the ham & the chicken bouillon had plenty for us. I didn't find this particularly creamy. One could easily sub more milk for part of the broth if needed. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Made for Spring '08 Pick A Chef.