Soups | November 4, 2019

World’s Best Potato Soup

Salty ham, creamy potatoes, hearty veggies, and a savory cream base come together in this easy World’s Best Potato Soup.  Whip this up in your pressure cooker for a meal made in minutes.

World's best potato soup in grey bowls, bread to the side.

What Is World’s Best Potato Soup?

I got this recipe from a friend years ago.  She gifted cute soup bowls to all of us girls for Christmas along with her favorite soup recipes.  Included in those recipes was this potato and ham soup.  The recipe card was titled “The Best Potato Soup You’ve Ever Had.”  Certainly worth a try right?  I am happy to say that this soup does live up to its title

World's best potato soup in grey bowls.

What Do I Need To Make Potato and Ham Soup?

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • heavy whipping cream
  • milk
  • ham steaks
  • red potatoes
  • carrots
  • celery
  • green onions
  • onion salt
  • parsely
  • sour cream
  • corn starch and water

Potato soup ingredients.

How Do I Make the World’s Best Potato Soup From Scratch?

There are two parts to this recipe – cooking the veggies, and then thickening up the soup.  Here is the first half:

Part 1

  1. In a pressure cooker add diced tomatoes.
  2. Add celery.
  3. Throw in some diced carrots.
  4. Add sliced green onions.
  5. Cover with water.
  6. Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.  Use a quick release to release the pressure.

How to make the world's best potato soup.

Part 2

  1. Add milk to the contents of your pressure cooker.
  2. Pour in heavy cream.
  3. Add diced ham.
  4. Thicken your soup with a corn starch slurry.
  5. Season your soup.
  6. Add sour cream for extra creaminess.

Pro Tip: A cornstarch slurry is a mixture of a cold liquid with cornstarch. It is used as a thickening agent. A typical cornstarch slurry will consist of 2 parts cold water and 1 part cornstarch.

Be sure to check out our recipe video in the recipe card!

How to make the world's best potato soup.

What Potato Is Best For Soup?

Different varieties of potato have different starch content and skin thickness. They also react to heat differently. Starchy varieties do not keep their shape very well when they are cooked. For that reason I recommend a non-starchy variety of potato – like red potatoes that I’ve used here. Yukon gold also work well.

The world's best potato soup in grey bowls.

Can I Freeze Potato Soup?

While you can freeze almost anything, I would recommend skipping the freezing process on anything potato.  Potatoes tend to have an odd texture when defrosted and the soup will not taste the same.  So keep this recipe for when you’ll be eating it the same day as it is made.

World's best potato soup in grey bowls.

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worlds best potato soup
World's Best Potato Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Salty ham, creamy potatoes, hearty veggies, and a savory cream base come together in this easy World's Best Potato Soup.  Whip this up in your pressure cooker for a meal made in minutes.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato soup, creamy soup, potato ham soup
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 4-5 Red Potatoes cubed
  • 1 bunch green onions Diced
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 5 celery stalks Sliced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups ham steak diced
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz whipping cream
  • 3 TBSP corn starch
  • 6 TBSP water
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • salt
  • pepper
  • onion powder
  • parsley flakes optional
Instructions
  1. Combine potatoes, green onions, celery, and carrots in a pressure cooker. Cover with just enough water to cover (About 3 cups). Cook on manual pressure for 2 minutes. Use a quick release to release steam.

  2. Set pot to saute. Add Milk and whipping cream to the cooked veggies.

  3. Add diced ham.

  4. Create a slurry of corn starch and water and add to soup. Stir until thickened.

  5. Season to taste with salt, pepper, onion powder, and parsely.
  6. Add sour cream and stir until melted.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

For stovetop:

  1. Add potatoes, carrots, green onions and celery to a dutch oven.  Cover with water.  Boil until potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer. Add Milk and whipping cream to the cooked veggies.
  3. Add diced ham.
  4. Create a slurry of corn starch and water and add to soup. Stir until thickened.
  5. Season to taste with salt, pepper, onion powder, and parsely.
  6. Add sour cream and stir until melted.

Pro Tip: A cornstarch slurry is a mixture of a cold liquid with cornstarch. It is used as a thickening agent. A typical cornstarch slurry will consist of 2 parts cold water and 1 part cornstarch.

Nutrition Facts
World's Best Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 672mg19%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 3758IU75%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 147mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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