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 stalk (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.


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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!😊

alenatrs May 7, 2019 9:05 AM
This sounds great! Thank you for sharing your awesome review with us! - Alena

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.

alenatrs April 16, 2019 1:30 PM
This sounds great! Thank you for the great review and for the tips!! :)

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!

alenatrs December 10, 2018 9:39 AM
Thanks for sharing your review! Yes, you can easily omit the flour, it will just be a thinner consistency.

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!

alenatrs June 7, 2018 10:51 PM
I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with other readers!

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

alenatrs April 12, 2018 7:53 PM
Sounds like a good addition ;) Thank you for your comment!

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!

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