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Easy Potato and Ham Soup

by Laura

I am a person that keeps a well stock pantry. You never know what might happen. Packaged foods get a bad rap, but they keep well in a pantry and they will be a welcomed relief in a dire situation. I have had to use it on 2 occasions when work situations changed and I was so grateful I could rely on it.

I keep boxes of Betty Crocker Potatoes in my pantry and I had some that needed to be used. They aren’t may fav just to have as a side. I prefer to use fresh potatoes when possible, but again, in a different situation, I am sure my family would be great to have them. Also, am one who does not like waste so I wanted to use these babies up.

I found a recipe to make an easy potato and ham soup using these potatoes. I thought it sounded like the perfect way to use them. It was a hit with the family. And I must say, I enjoyed it much more than the potatoes made straight from the box.

Easy Potato and Ham Soup | realmomkitchen.com

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Easy Potato and Ham Soup


  • 5 cups hot water
  • 1 box (4.7 oz) Betty Crocker® Scalloped potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups cubed cooked ham
  • 4 cups milk
  • shredded cheese for garnish (optional)


  1. In a stock pot, add water, potatoes from the box of Scalloped Potatoes (just potatoes), and salt and bring to boil. Boil for 20 minutes. Drain off water and return to heat.
  2. Stir in all remaining ingredients, including seasoning packed from the boxed potatoes. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes until carrots are tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Top with shredded cheese before serving if desired.
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Recipe adapted from Oh My Sugar High.

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Cheryl March 12, 2021 - 10:16 am

This soup is so easy and absolutely delicious. Thanks for the great recipe.

Jeff February 9, 2014 - 5:48 pm

How do you drain off the water then add things back to it. How much water are you using after the drain off stage? What are you trying to do here?

Laura February 10, 2014 - 1:10 pm

You are cooking the potatoes in the water and the draining off the water you cooked it in. The amount of water is the 5 cups listed at the top of the ingredients. Then you are cooking the remaining vegetables in the milk listed in the ingredients.

Jessica May 15, 2014 - 2:39 pm

The directions and the endgame are all rather self-explanatory. It’s not rocket surgery. That being said, this recipe is amazing, and my family loves(!) it.

Madeline February 6, 2014 - 9:19 am

I like to make various types soups for lunch. It’s also a great way to try new recipes and stay healthy during a workweek. I enjoy soups with potatoes but never thought to add some ham. I must try this one soon. Thank you for sharing.



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