I wanted to call this easy Spicy Ham and Potato Soup “Dump Soup.” But that didn’t sound appealing. So I took out the “dump” – good call, right? Still, you should know that all we have to do to make this soup is “dump” the ingredients into the crockpot. SO EASY.
This Spicy Ham and Potato Soup is basically this soup remade. I cut out some steps and made it in the crockpot. You’ll love how much easier the revisions make this recipe!
Also, you should know that I’m obsessed with this soup. I almost never eat seconds of any meal. But when I make this soup, I eat thirds. Aren’t you proud?
The Easiest Spicy Ham and Potato Soup (Crock Pot Recipe)
- 8-ounces cream cheese
- 16-ounces pepper jack cheese
- ¾ cup sour cream
- 1 cup half-and-half or whole milk
- 10-ounce can Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)
- 1 pound ham, diced or cut into small bites
- 3-4 cups frozen hashbrown potatoes
- 32-ounces chicken, beef, or vegetable broth
- Put all ingredients into a crock pot.
- Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
- Occasionally, stir the soup to help distribute the cheeses.
- Just before serving, use a whisk to smooth the melted cheese.
I love eating this soup just as it is. Some in my family love to added shredded cheese and fritos. The pepper jack cheese in this soup gives it a nice, spicy kick that is so amazing!
If you make this soup with frozen hashbrowns (I like Mr. Dells brand as it contains only potatoes) it is extra easy to put together!
I’m wondering about making this in the instant pot, and add all the dairy AFTER it’s been pressure cooked. So basically the 1st four ingredients do not get put in until after the pressure is released. I’d probably reserve some of the broth to then put in the blender with the milk & cream cheese to help that be smooth. I’m also thinking some frozen cauliflower could be blended smooth w/some of the broth & ‘hidden’ in the soup to get that extra veggie
Sounds like a great idea!
This recipe is so delicious! I’ve been making many variations of it since you posted it. Ham, chicken, or pork. Various cheeses. Fresh cubed or frozen grated potatoes! It’s always a hit. Today’s version has no Rotel or Pepper Jack, but has a can of crushed tomatoes, a dash of taco sauce, and cheddar cheese. Everyone loves the combination of potato, sour cream, and cream cheese.