This easy and creamy simple potato soup recipe is full of tender bites of ham and savory vegetables. ake this homemade potato soup recipe to serve for dinner next to a hearty sandwich. This soup is also perfect for using up leftover ham!
Turn your burner on to medium-high. Add olive oil to the bottom of a large pot and let heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, salt and pepper to the pot and saute for two to three minutes.
Add diced potatoes, ham, thyme, water and broth to the pot. Bring the pot to a boil, then cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat to medium-low.
Cook for 20 minutes until potatoes are soft all the way through.
In a separate pot over medium heat melt butter. Add flour and cook for one minute, stirring continually.
Add milk to the pot, and stir well until combined. A whisk can be helpful to make sure the flour is fully mixed into the milk.
Combine milk mixture into the larger pot and increase heat to medium-high. Soup with added milk mixture should cook for three to five minutes, or until it begins to thicken. Serve and enjoy!
This soup does thicken with time. When reheating leftovers, you may need to add a little water or milk to even out the thickness.