Ham And Potato Soup Recipe

Ham and sweet potato soup is a healthy and delicious dish that’s perfect for cold weather. This soup is easy to make and is packed with nutrients, making it a great choice for anyone looking for a healthy and satisfying meal. 

Main ingredients

Sweet potato, ham, olive oil, onion, garlic, chicken or vegetable broth, thyme (dried), rosemary, salt and pepper, heavy cream, parsley.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes. 

Detailed Ingredients and Quantity

Olive oil1 tablespoon
Onion1 chopped onion
Garlic2 cloves minced garlic
Ham 2 cups diced ham
Sweet potato3 cups diced sweet potato
Chicken or vegetable broth4 cups
Thyme (dried)1 teaspoon
Rosemary 1 teaspoon
Salt and pepperAs per taste
Heavy cream1 / 2 cup
Parsley2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Steps to prepare sweet potato soup 

  1. In a large pot olive oil is added and heated over medium flame, then add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the diced ham and sweet potatoes to the pot and stir to combine.
  3. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth along with thyme and rosemary, then season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  4. The soup is brought to a boil, then reduced to a simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender, which is blended until smooth.
  5. Then after adding heavy cream and parsley, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. It is served hot and is garnished with additional parsley if desired.

Nutrients facts

  • Calories: 324
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Sodium: 1330mg
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Excellent source of vitamins A and C.
  • Also contain potassium. 

Serving suggestions

Here are a few serving suggestions to enjoy this delicious soup:

  1. Bread Bowl: Simply hollow out a round loaf of bread and pour the soup into the center. 
  2. Toppings: Toppings such as croutons, shredded cheese, or sour cream add some additional flavor and texture, when added just before serving to enhance a little extra crunch or creaminess to your soup.
  3. Side Salad: Along with green salad with a vinaigrette dressing.
  4. Cornbread: Sweet potato and ham soup pairs well with cornbread, which can be served on the side for a warm and comforting meal.
  5. Roasted Vegetables: Can serve the soup with roasted vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, carrots, or broccoli. 

Variations (similar kinds of soups with the same ingredients)

Various dishes that can be made using the same or similar ingredients:

  1. Ham and Sweet Potato Casserole: Layer sliced sweet potatoes and diced ham in a casserole dish, season with salt, pepper, and thyme, and pour over a mixture of heavy cream and chicken broth. Top with breadcrumbs and is then baked until golden brown and bubbling.
  2. Sweet Potato and Ham Quiche: Make a savory pie crust and fill it with a mixture of diced ham, sautéed sweet potatoes, and beaten eggs. Bake until the quiche is set and the crust is golden brown.
  3. Ham and Sweet Potato Skillet: Sauté diced ham and sweet potatoes in a skillet with onions, garlic, and your choice of herbs and spices. Serve with a side salad for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
  4. Sweet Potato and Ham Breakfast Sandwich: Toast a split English muffin and fill it with scrambled eggs, sliced ham, and roasted sweet potato slices. Then top with cheddar cheese and broil.
  5. Sweet Potato and Ham Stir-Fry: Sauté diced sweet potatoes and ham in a wok with soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and your choice of vegetables, such as broccoli or snow peas. This goes well with rice.

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