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This slow cooker ham and potato soup recipe is easy, healthy, and comforting. It’s a delicious set it and forget it dairy-free Crockpot soup recipe.

easy Crockpot ham and potato soup in a bowl beside a cloth napkin

This Crockpot ham and potato soup recipe came about because I wanted to make a slow cooker version of my Instant Pot ham and potato soup. I decided to update the photos in that recipe and do the slow cooker version at the same time because I’m efficient and on top of things and all that. 😉 I also now have a stovetop ham and potato soup now as well.

The two soups are very close in method and taste, but this one is handy for those who don’t own an IP.

This easy ham and potato soup recipe is one of my favorites. It’s healthy, hearty, simple, and warms your tummy. As we head into crisper days, a soup like this is definitely what’s needed.

This soup consists of everyday, simple ingredients:

  • Ham (use leftover roasted ham or just buy some)
  • Potatoes (I prefer the starchy Russets, but you can sub a different variety if you wish)
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Italian seasoning

I also have more soup recipes with ham on my blog if you’re interested – this ham and white bean soup and my pickle soup with smoked ham. Or try my easy baked potato soup if you want your potato fix!

ham and potato soup inside a slow cooker with a ladle

How to make Crockpot ham and potato soup

Making ham soup in a slow cooker is basically all prep, and then you’re good. It takes me about 20 minutes to get everything chopped and ready – not bad.

You then slow cook it for 8 hours or until the potatoes are nice and tender. I like to mash some of the potatoes to thicken the broth a bit, but that step is optional.

I bought a piece of hickory smoked ham from my local grocery store for this soup, but you could also use leftover ham from Easter or Christmas (or whenever). This is definitely one tasty soup from leftover ham.

dairy-free crockpot ham and potato soup in a bowl

Hope you’ll give this Crockpot ham and potato soup recipe a try!

Questions? Let me know in the comments below.

This easy Crockpot ham and potato soup is a delicious healthy and dairy free soup that's made with simple ingredients in the slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

This slow cooker ham and potato soup recipe is easy, healthy, and comforting. It’s a delicious set it and forget it dairy-free Crockpot soup recipe.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 2 sticks celery chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pound (approx.) smoked ham cut into small pieces
  • 2.5 pounds Russet potatoes peeled & diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Prep your ingredients and add them all to your Crockpot. I cook this soup on low for 8 hours. Depending on how large your potato and carrot pieces are, you may be able to cook it for a bit less. I like to cook the potatoes until they're very soft.
  • Using a potato masher, lightly mash some of the potatoes right in the slow cooker. I like a mix of potato pieces and a bit of mash. Season with salt & pepper as needed and serve immediately. This soup makes great leftovers. 


  • This is the 7-quart Crockpot I used to make this recipe. 
  • Here's the stovetop version of this soup, and I've also got an Instant Pot version of this soup.
  • Use low-sodium chicken broth if salt is a concern for you.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 242kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 1514mg, Potassium: 1168mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1698IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Doug says:

    5 stars
    Super slow cooker soup, we all love this in my house and I’ll be making it again next week. I love it when you can prep dinner at breakfast time then return from work with this to look forward to. Thanks Natasha.

    1. Natasha says:

      Fantastic!! I’m so pleased to hear that, Doug! 🙂

  2. AngelaML says:

    5 stars
    I made this last week. It was a very nice healthy soup and smelled so good cooking all day in the slow cooker! I did up the veggie portions, and will have to tweak the spices (just personal preference). I used small yukon gold potatoes. I shared leftovers with both my parents and my mother in law who all also loved it.

    I needed something different than chicken and this really hit the spot. And the smoked hickory ham also just happened to be on sale right after I found this recipe, so I think it was meant to be! 🙂

    1. Natasha says:

      I’m so glad you guys enjoyed it!! 🙂

  3. John Lincoln says:

    Can you freeze leftovers

    1. Natasha says:


  4. Emma Williams says:

    Hi I’ve go a small gammon joint can I use this instead? Shall I cook it off 1st or just put it all in slow cooker and cook for 8hrs?

    1. Natasha says:

      I think that if you put the whole thing in the slow cooker it should work 🙂

  5. Renee Schouten says:

    Can you make this on your stovetop?

    1. Natasha says:

      For sure! I’d cook it until the potatoes are fall-apart tender.

  6. Renee Schouten says:

    Hi Natasha,

    Sorry, i am not sure. how much is a dash?


    1. Natasha says:

      Hi Renee! No worries! I am not precise about it… basically I just give the seasoning container (I buy McCormick) a little shake, and that’s one dash. In total, the 4 dashes are probably somewhere around 1/4 teaspoon or so, but feel free to adjust to your tastes.

      1. Renee Schouten says:

        Okay. Thanks!