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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Chowder FAQs
The best way to store it is to transfer it into an airtight container and refrigerate it. Use the soup within 3 days.
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.
The choice is yours. You can either warm it up in the microwave or in a pan on the stove.
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
Slow Cooker Chunky Ham, Potato, Cheese and Broccoli Soup Recipe
Slow Cooker Chunky Ham, Potato, Cheese and Broccoli Soup
- 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
- 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.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
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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!