Ham and Potato Soup with Leeks

This ham, potato and leek soup has a rich flavor and is pure comfort in a bowl. My husband won't eat any other ham and potato soup but mine. I'm sure you'll never use another recipe, this one is perfect.
Ham and Potato Soup with Leeks


  • 2 cups ham (cooked, diced; If you have ham bone, add it to broth)
  • 3 potatoes (large, diced)
  • 1 celery rib (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup leeks (sliced)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • salt
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
40 minutes
Total time:
50 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes


1. Add water and chicken broth to a large pot. Bring to a boil. Cut the vegetables and ham.
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2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add leek, celery and carrots, saute for 7 minutes.
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3. Add potatoes to the pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes.
4. Add ham, sauteed leek, celery and carrots. Cook for another 15 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
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5. In a small bowl, mix well 1/2 cup milk and flour, until all the lumps are gone. Add the rest of the milk and stir.
6. Pour the milk mixture into the pot and stir.
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7. Add rosemary and parsley. Season to taste with salt. Simmer for 5 minutes.
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8. Garnish with parsley or green onions and serve.

Products I recommend for this recipe


Chicken Broth

Chicken Broth
Organic Flour

Organic Flour
Parsley Flakes

Parsley Flakes
Russet Potatoes

Russet Potatoes

Whole Milk

Whole Milk
Celery Sticks

Celery Sticks


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Raw flour...

Guest January 10, 2021 3:49 PM
Don’t add raw flour to your soup. Make a roux instead and cook the flour. When your veggies are done sautéing, just add flour to the pot with equal portion butter/oil and cook for a couple minutes, then add your liquid and stir well. It will thicken this way. Other than that, this looks good! Firing up the stove now!

Guest November 21, 2020 1:43 PM
Just what I was looking for to recreate a delicious leek/potato soup that I had in a coffee shop. I like a more brothy soup so I left out the flour. I will definitely use this recipe again!


Guest November 7, 2020 6:11 PM
A celery stalk is way too much. Maybe the recipe calls for one celery rib.


Guest June 13, 2020 4:56 PM
I hit it with the immersion blender for a little thicker consistency. Topped with croutons i made from a leftover sourdough loaf. Amazing!


Guest April 13, 2020 4:46 PM
can i add white beans?

Fantastic and toddler approved!

Guest March 31, 2020 4:31 PM
Wonderful recipe! Made as directed and added 1/2 cup frozen sweet corn and about 2 cups of fresh spinach in the last 10 mins of cooking. Will make again!


Guest April 30, 2019 7:21 PM
Foraged for a whopping amount of leeks yesterday.. decided to make this recipe with them. The only things I really changed were I used my instant pot with ham hocks rather than just chunks of ham.. pressure cooked for about 15 minutes then took the ham off them. After pressure cooking, I used heavy whipping cream with flour rather than milk as I like it better in soups! Thank you for a great recipe that really gave me some idea as to what to do with my leeks! Most that I found blended the potatoes in and I’m not interested in doing that. I like them chunky and a bit rustic. Thanks again!😊

Ham, Potato and Leek Soup

Guest March 8, 2019 4:22 PM
I always have troubles sticking to a recipe.... so I used the basic recipe and did the following: instead of ham, used left over smoked turkey from Thanksgiving, I never use water - used all chicken bone broth instead. Did not have leeks - onions do the trick. I never add milk & flour, instead add an 8 oz package of cream cheese (todays low fat works well and gives you that creamy texture). Cream cheese should be the last ingredient added - stir until melted ( I left out the 2 cups of milk moisture). Of course this make a much thicker soup, but that is what my family prefers. With the left overs you can add some frozen mixed vegetables and use it for filling for a pot pie. Oh and …..Always in a white chowder or white cream soup.... always! always! always! garnish with green onions and real bacon bits - it makes it a full bodied soup./chowder. Thanks for the recipe.

Ham Potato and Leek Soup

Guest November 11, 2018 9:18 PM
I made it tonight. I added some thyme. Next time I will omit the flour. Hubby liked it!

Ham Potato Soup with Leeks

Guest June 7, 2018 9:16 PM
This is a delicious full-meal soup! I started with a turkey broth that was in my freezer and topped it up with chicken broth, and used fresh herbs from my garden. Topped with a bit of grated cheese & fresh parsley and served with crusty rolls. Very, very good!

Guest March 25, 2018 3:15 PM
Added broccoli and a cup of shredded cheddar 👌

Guest March 23, 2018 10:44 AM
Absolutely delicious love it!!

Angela Bethea

Guest October 12, 2017 10:42 AM
This taste absolutely amazing, would totally like eating this for dinner or lunch. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Blair villanueva

Guest October 5, 2017 11:45 PM
This is our favorite family confort food especially during rainy season. We dont mind eating lots of this as long as its prepared by our Momma :D Yummylicious!

Krystle Cook

Guest October 5, 2017 1:15 PM
I have never made this kind of soup with leeks before. It looks like it would be super tasty!


Guest October 5, 2017 5:05 AM
Aww.. so yummy. I love the potato and ham, they can be cooked into many dishes. Probably, I will cook this food for the weeken! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Lee

Guest October 4, 2017 11:08 AM
This was absolutely delicious! I will be making this again and again all season long!


Guest October 3, 2017 10:53 PM
I love making potato and leek soup. It is a staple during the colder months. I like using bacon it adds such a great flavor.

Guest October 3, 2017 10:43 PM
I have made ham and potato soup before but all soups have their own unique flavor. I will try this one day after a trip to pick up leeks

Amber Myers

Guest October 3, 2017 3:22 PM
This soup sounds like something we'll be making very soon. It looks so scrumptious--perfect for cold nights!

Sarah Bailey

Guest October 3, 2017 2:27 PM
Now, this sounds like it would be absolutely amazing, lovely and warm at this cold time of year and it is filled with such delicious ingredients.

Milton Goh

Guest October 3, 2017 1:57 PM
OMG I love this recipe because it has all the right amounts of the ingredients that I love! It tastes just right :)

Jen Walker

Guest October 3, 2017 1:34 PM
Delicious recipe and a great warm dish for the cooler days ahead! I altered the recipe in that I cooked the veggies until tender before adding the ham, removed about have the soup and puréed it before adding it back and then adding the ham in. It made the soup thicker like a prefer and easier to get more veggies in my sometimes finicky kids.

Bradley Allen

Guest October 3, 2017 11:50 AM
This was so easy to follow and tasted amazing! I could eat this all winter!

One More Step

Guest May 7, 2022 8:53 AM
I make a very similar comfort soup except as a last step (and before adding back in the ham) I use a hand blender to churn it into a thick chowder. Just a variation; your is also very good.

Ham and leek soup

Guest November 7, 2021 10:14 AM
I made this soup recipe today and have to say it was so delicious, I will alway use this recipe from Now on

alenatrs November 8, 2021 10:09 AM
Glad to hear you have a new favorite! Thanks for your review! - Alena

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