Ham and Potato Soup in blue bowl

Potato Soup with Ham

Potato Soup with Ham is a savory, thick soup made creamy with Yukon Gold potatoes and thickened with starchy russet potatoes, a healthy serving of ham with a bit of cheese, it's an easy soup to make!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Asparagus Soup Recipe, Savory
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 383kcal
Author Souper Chef Deb


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 pound yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 onion yellow onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup half and half you can substitute milk or cream
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp tabasco sauce optional


  • Clean and peel the russet potatoes, diced into a one inch dice. Set aside
  • Clean the yukon gold potatoes. Dice into one inch sized dice. Set aside
  • Clean and dice the onion and celery, mince the garlic.
  • Turn the Instant Pot on sauté. Allow to heat one minute. Add the olive oil then the diced onion, celery and potatoes. Sauté for two minutes.
  • Add the garlic, salt and pepper, stir well - saute for another 30 seconds. Add the ham and chicken stock. Stir well.
  • Add the lid to the Instant Pot and seal. Turn the vent to the seal position. Change setting to steam and set the timer to 11 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off. Do a quick release by opening the vent valve. Allow all of the steam to release. 
  • When the steam is completely released, remove the lid. Add the cheese and half and half. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until they are the consistency you desire.
  • Check the seasoning. You may need to add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add Tabasco sauce if desired. Stir again, serve and enjoy!


  • This is a full pot of soup! Please keep in mind the Instant Pot will take several minutes to come to pressure 10-15 mins. and another 5-10 mins. to release pressure at the end of the cooking time and plan your meal accordingly. Enjoy!


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 707mg | Potassium: 1162mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7.6% | Vitamin C: 21.9% | Calcium: 27.1% | Iron: 21.5%