Creamy Potato Soup

Creamy Potato Soup at The Happy Housewife

This is a great way to use up leftover Easter ham if you still have some hanging out in your freezer.

Mel’s Creamy Potato Soup


  • 5 pounds of potatoes, peeled and quartered (if you are using red potatoes you can keep the skin on if you like potato skin in your soup). If you have leftover mashed potatoes you can use them in this recipe instead of quartered potatoes.
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Chopped ham
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic to taste
  • Milk
  • Shredded cheese


  1. Boil potatoes and onion for about twenty minutes. (Omit this step if using mashed potatoes.) Drain and save the water.
  2. Put the potatoes and onion back on the stove top and add about 2 cups of the potato water back into the pot. Add 1 stick of butter.
  3. Mash the potatoes to desired consistency. The more you mash the smoother the soup will be.
  4. Add chopped ham and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add enough milk to reach the desired consistency.
  6. Heat for about 10 minutes or until hot and then serve. Garnish with cheese.

Creamy Potato Soup at The Happy Housewife

Don’t throw away the extra potato water, use it instead of water to bake your next loaf of bread. Your loaf will be amazing!

Creamy Potato Soup at The Happy Housewife

This is not the bread pictured with the soup, this is our potato bread for French toast.

The bread pictured with the soup is whole wheat rosemary asiago bread.


  1. I love potato soup! Yum!

  2. I’ve never made mashed potato soup before. That looks easy and good. I think I would be tempted to throw a couple cups of cheese in with it though!

  3. Sounds delish!

  4. That sounds delicious! We have a TON of left over ham!

  5. I have never had that before, looks delicious though!

  6. themasterfalconer says:

    Looks like a cool meal.

  7. Jennifer Lavender says:

    Sounds so yummy! Thanks for posting.

  8. Oh my word, that sounds good!

  9. We love potato soup here at our house, too! 🙂 I do the half-creamy half-chunky way by cutting large chunks and letting them fall apart some. 🙂

    I was wondering if you would be willing to change the link at the bottom so it goes directly to my post with the milk links? 🙂 Although, I am guessing that since this post is over a month old, not many people will be visiting back from the link today anyway. 🙂

  10. This looks so yummy and creamy! Great recipe, and love the idea of using the water for potato bread.

  11. I just had to say that I just love that unique colander.

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