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Can you think of a more tempting winter warmer than slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup? This rich, thick and hearty crockpot soup is not only packed with flavour but it’s packed with nutrients as well. The perfect comfort food recipe to make with leftover ham, I just know you’ll love it.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this hearty crockpot soup made with leftover ham.

It’s a versatile soup because you can enjoy it as thick as you want or thin it down. Alternatively serve it thick as a casserole, perhaps with crusty bread to soak up all those delicious juices. You can expect clean plates (or bowls!) from this comfort food style recipe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this hearty crockpot soup made with leftover ham.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Chowder Ingredients

There aren’t so many ingredients you need to make slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. This is a broccoli-rich recipe calling for both broccoli soup and fresh broccoli.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this hearty crockpot soup made with leftover ham.

For creaminess you will use milk, butter and cheddar cheese. In addition you need garlic, salt and pepper, ham, and potatoes. Just imagine how all these comfort food ingredients will combine to make this leftover ham hearty crockpot soup.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this hearty crockpot soup made with leftover ham.

How to Prepare Slow Cooker Chunky Ham, Potato, Cheese and Broccoli Soup

One of the most appealing things about cheesy ham and broccoli chowder is how quick it is to make. Pour the broccoli soup and milk into a slow cooker. Add the butter, salt, pepper and garlic.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this hearty crockpot soup made with leftover ham.

Next in the slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup recipe you will add the fresh broccoli, ham and chopped potatoes. Add about 1/3 of the cheese. Stir them cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours. Mix in the remaining cheese, let it melt and serve hot.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this hearty crockpot soup made with leftover ham.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this hearty crockpot soup made with leftover ham.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Chowder Variations

Slow cooker ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup is wide open to variations and tweaks. Swap the broccoli soup for mushroom soup or even chicken soup, the cheddar cheese for any kind of cheese you prefer, the russet potatoes for sweet potatoes, or the garlic powder for onion powder.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this comfort food soup.

If you are looking for a thinner consistency, fill the soup can with milk and add that before cooking the soup. If you don’t do this you will end up with a very thick soup which could also be served as a casserole or sauce. Half & Half or even heavy cream would work in place of the milk.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this comfort food soup.

Can You Use Leftover Ham?

Many comfort food recipe are made with leftovers, such as turkey sandwiches the day (or the week!) after Thanksgiving for example. This hearty crockpot soup is great with leftover ham.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this comfort food soup.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this comfort food soup.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Chowder FAQs

What’s the best way to store this cheesy ham and broccoli soup?

The best way to store it is to transfer it into an airtight container and refrigerate it. Use the soup within 3 days.

Will broccoli and cheese soup freeze?

You’ll be pleased to know slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup is freezer-friendly so you can rustle up a batch. Freeze it in portions so you can enjoy it for quick, easy lunches.

What’s the best way to reheat leftover soup?

The choice is yours. You can either warm it up in the microwave or in a pan on the stove.

Can I use frozen, instead of fresh, broccoli?

You can use frozen broccoli if you prefer. There’s no need to thaw it before adding because it will thaw and soften during the cooking time. Feel free to add in other veggies if you l

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup. You will love this comfort food soup.

Slow Cooker Chunky Ham, Potato, Cheese and Broccoli Soup Recipe

5 from 47 votes

Slow Cooker Chunky Ham, Potato, Cheese and Broccoli Soup

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Can you think of a more tempting winter warmer than slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup? This rich, thick and hearty crockpot soup is packed with flavour. The perfect comfort food recipe to make with leftover ham, I just know you'll love it.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1 Can cream of broccoli soup 
  • 1 Cup milk, whole
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder  
  • 3 Cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 Cups broccoli florets, fresh
  • 2 Cups ham, diced
  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and diced

Instructions 

  • Peel and dice the potatoes into 1” cubes 
  • Add canned cream of broccoli soup, whole milk, melted butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the slow cooker and whisk to combine. 
  • Next, add the broccoli florets, diced ham, and diced potatoes to the slow cooker. Top with one cup of shredded cheese and stir.  
  • Cover and cook on low for five hours or high for three hours.  
  • Stir, then add remaining cheese to the slow cooker. Cook until melted.  

Nutrition

Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 1334mg | Potassium: 988mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1391IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 502mg | Iron: 2mg
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Full of flavour and nutrition, this slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup definitely deserves a place on your winter recipe rotation. It’s perfect comfort food for those chilly days and evenings and everyone needs an easy, hearty crockpot soup recipe. So the next time you want something to stick to your ribs and warm your soul, try this slow cooked soup!

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. So I officially have the pickiest kid on the planet. He complains about everything – even stuff he loves. So when he polished off a bowlful of this and said it was “yummy” I was amazed. When I tasted it myself I understood though. This is a winter warmer of a soup and it tastes great. It’s filling as well!