Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup

Yellow soup filled with ham cubes, potato cubes, celery and onion in brown bowl

Do you love the idea of having a chunky and hearty soup for winter? Check out this delicious and simple soup recipe full of ham and potatoes!

Yellow soup filled with ham cubes, potato cubes, celery and onion in brown bowl

When you have a soup craving, this is going to hit it! The salty flavor of the ham paired with the tenderness of the potatoes will make you fill your bowl full every single time.

Since this makes a huge portion of soup, there is more than enough to share or have as leftovers the next day. You really can't go wrong with the flavor and taste of this simple soup recipe!

Why you'll love this recipe 

Do you know when you find a soup recipe that you can't stop thinking about? This is one of those dishes. It's hearty and comfort food, all in one.

  • Makes a huge portion that you can serve fresh or freeze
  • It's a simple recipe and a great way to use up leftovers
  • It's perfect for the colder months of the year

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Recipe Ingredients

ingredients needed to make ham and potato soup

Butter - You can use salted or unsalted butter with this. Just keep in mind that the salt from the ham and the added salt MAY be too salty for your liking if you use salted butter. 

Flour - This helps to add thickness to the soup base. 

Milk - I use full-fat milk as it adds richness to the recipe. 

Celery - Dice it up into smaller pieces for the soup. 

Onion - Try and dice up the onion to be a similar size to the celery and the ham. 

Ham - You can buy a cooked ham and chop it up or use leftover ham and add it. 

Potatoes - White potatoes work great. Red potatoes are a delicious option, too. 

Chicken broth - You can also use Instant Pot Bone Broth or a veggie broth. 

How to make Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup

This simple potato and ham soup recipe proves that it doesn't have to take hours to make a delicious soup! Just gather up the simple ingredients and get started.

Step One: Press the saute button on the Instant Pot at normal temperature for 5 minutes.

Step Two: Add the butter to the Instant Pot.

Step Three: Once the butter melted, add the flour.

Step Four: Pour in the milk and stir with a wooden spoon.

Step Five: Remove the mixture from the Instant Pot and set it in a bowl. Add the diced potatoes into the clean Instant Pot.

Step Six: Add the diced ham to the pot.

Step Seven: Add the chopped onion and the chopped celery.

Step Eight: Add the chicken broth into the pot.

Step Nine: Put on the Instant Pot lid and cook on low pressure for 10 minutes.

Step Ten: Once the time has passed, do a quick pressure release.

Step Eleven: Take off the lid and add a little bit more flour.

Step Twelve: Pour the previously prepared mixture back into the pot.

Step Thirteen: Add the salt and black pepper to the pot and stir the ingredients together with a wooden spoon.

Serve and enjoy!

Variations 

Change up the potatoes - If you want to use Sweet Potato in place of white potato, that could be a fun and flavorful option!

Add more veggies - Celery and onions are great, but you can also add carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, or anything else that you're craving.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use fresh or frozen ham for this dish. You can also use turkey meat in the place of ham as well.
  • If the soup is too thick after it's made, you can always mix in a little bit of milk to help thin it out.

How to Serve

Since soup is a main entree all on its own, some other delicious serving options are things to pair with it. Some of my favorite serving suggestions are:

Recipe FAQs

What are good soup toppings?

You can easily use top soup with so many ingredients! Some of the most popular are shredded cheese, croutons, diced onions, cilantro, hot sauce, sour cream, corn chips, and/or bacon bits.

How do you store leftover soup?

The best way to store leftover soup is to let it cool down all the way and then add it to an airtight container. Keep it in the fridge and eat it within 3-4 days.

You can also freeze leftover soup by adding it to a freezer-safe container and eating it within 2-3 months.

How do I know the potatoes are done cooking?

The potatoes in the soup should be fork tender. This is the indication that they're done cooking and ready to eat.

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Yellow soup filled with ham cubes, potato cubes, celery and onion in brown bowl

Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup

This Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup is a fast and simple soup recipe that will easily feed a crowd! Perfect comfort food!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: modern
Keyword: ham, instant pot, Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup, potato and ham, Soups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • celery chopped
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 9 oz ham chopped
  • 2 potatoes chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Press the saute button on the Instant Pot at normal temperature for 5 minutes.
  • Add the butter to the Instant Pot.
  • nce the butter is added and melted some, add the flour.
  • Pour in the milk and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Remove the mixture from the Instant Pot and set it in a bowl. Add the diced potatoes into the clean Instant Pot.
  • Add the diced ham to the pot.
  • Add the chopped onion and the chopped celery to the pot.
  • Add the chicken broth into the pot.
  • Cook on low pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Take off the lid and add a little bit more flour.
  • Pour the previously prepared mixture back into the pot.
  • Add the salt and black pepper and stir the ingredients together.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 17g Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 11g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0.5g Cholesterol: 71mg Sodium: 1883mg Potassium: 644mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 437IU Vitamin C: 18mg Calcium: 90mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • You can use fresh or frozen ham for this dish.
  • You can also use turkey meat in the place of ham as well.
  • If the soup is too thick after it's made, you can always mix in a little bit of milk to help thin it out.
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