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Ham Potato Soup - Instant Pot Soup Recipe

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Ham potato soup is the ultimate cheesy ham and potato soup recipe to whip up on a cold chilly day. This is an easy and quick Instant Pot soup that you will want to make to serve a crowd or just for your family.

spoonful of ham potato soup with soup in blue soup mug

This easy potato soup is loaded with diced potatoes, broth, ham, seasoning, butter, and more to help give this dish tons of flavor.

Pair with some dinner rolls, side salad, or even a sandwich and ring that dinner bell. This is the best potato soup recipe ever.

ingredients for ham potato soup in instant pot


  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Onion
  • Chicken Broth
  • Cornstarch
  • Half and Half
  • Red Potatoes
  • Ham
  • Seasonings
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream

How to Make

Turn your saute feature on and add in your butter and let it melt. Then toss in your onions to saute and soften them.

you will add in the additional butter and then whisk cornstarch and milk in a bowl. Pour into the onion mix. Then add in chicken stock, potatoes, carrots, ham, garlic powder, and pepper.

Place your lid on and secure the valve. Then cook and when done quick release.

Stir in the sour cream and then shredded cheese.

Garnish and serve.

ham potato soup in instant pot


  • Use a russet potato, Yukon, or another type of potato.
  • Feel free to leave out the ham if you want a meatless option.
  • Consider tossing in diced cooked chicken, or bacon.
  • Top with all your favorites. Oyster crackers, crumbled bacon, green onions, etc.
Ham potato soup in a blue soup bowl with a handle

Kitchen Supplies

  • Wire whisk | This is an essential kitchen tool with multiple uses. Use for beating eggs, whisk milk to a frothy consistency, or in the case of soup, use it mix liquid smoothly with a roux.
  • Nonstick inner pot | The Instant Pot nonstick inner pot is not a must-have, but it is a great Instant Pot gift idea. The nonstick inner pot makes cooking and cleanup easier, because there just won't be much stuck on.
  • Wooden spoons | Wooden spoons are a go-to mixing tool. They are easy to use and they also look gorgeous in a container on the counter.
  • Glass storage containers | Do your part for the environment and use re-usable glass containers to store leftovers. I was looking at where to find refrigerator glass storage containers and found this perfect set on Amazon.
  • Soup lunch Crockpot for work | Yes, please! If you want to have lunch hot when you are ready for lunch, this to-go Crockpot is the perfect size for keeping your lunch ready for you at your desk. So, take a break and dig in.


Does this soup freeze well?

Because of the dairy in the soup, you will find as it thaws from being frozen it will curdle and separate a bit. You would also find the vegetables are a lot softer in texture as well.

How long can you store ham potato soup?

This soup will store for 3-4 days in the fridge. Just allow the soup to cool a bit then transfer into an airtight container.

To reheat you can warm in the microwave or pour the soup into a pan on the stove. Then heat low and slow to warm it up.

Can you put raw potatoes in soup?

Yes! With the Instant Pot, all the ingredients cook together, so you don't have to cook the potatoes separately.

More Soup Recipes

  • Chicken Florentine Soup | This savory soup is so flavorful, hearty and healthy. The broth is my favorite part. Seconds, please!
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup | A cold weather go-to, this broccoli and cheese soup recipe is one that you'll make over and over. It's a favorite in our household.
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup | Southwest chicken soup, chicken chili...whatever you want to call it. Top this soup with tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream and some avocado and it's SO good!
  • Chicken Noodle Soup | This classic chicken soup recipe is a homestyle chicken noodle soup that is comfort food at its finest.


Yield: 12 servings

Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

Learn how to make an easy Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup that is simply the best Instant Pot comfort soup recipe around. This easy potato soup recipe is full of flavor, flavored with ham, and completely delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


    1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter on sauté setting in Instant Pot.
    2. Add onions and sauté until tender.
    3. Add additional 6 tablespoons butter and allow to melt.
    4. Whisk cornstarch into milk. Pour milk into onion mixture and stir. Add chicken broth and half and half into pot.
    5. Add carrots, potatoes, ham, garlic powder and pepper
    6. Put lid on Instant Pot and secure according to your instructions. Set at high pressure for 6 minutes. 
    7. When time is up quick-release pressure and remove the lid.
    8. Slowly stir in sour cream until combined. Slowly stir in cheese until combined.
    9. Serve with extra garnishes on top if desired.



  • Can my dog have Ham and Potato Soup? Due to the ingredients included in this recipe, it is not recommended that you share it with your dog. Most canines are lactose intolerant, so cheese, sour cream, and milk can dislike them. If you remove this and the garlic and onion, this recipe would be less damaging. The ingredients that you can consume are a little amount of Ham (not much due to the large amount of salt that it has), Potatoes, and Broth, nothing more.
  • Can my cat have Ham and Potato Soup? This soup is not ideal for your cat, especially because of all the milk-based ingredients. Most cats are lactose intolerant, so giving it is not recommended. However, if you want to prepare a separate one, what you can share with him is a little ham (not much due to the large amount of salt it has), broth, potatoes, and carrots.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 602Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 138mgSodium 1538mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 28g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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