Leftover ham from a holiday feast can lay the groundwork for an amazing soup sure to get rave reviews from the whole family. Lose the beans and instead bring on the potatoes. This hearty soup fuses the flavor of loaded potatoes with ham for a deliciously satisfying meal.
A combination of both baking and sweet potatoes not only adds to the flavor but also the texture. The potatoes are complimented by the hint of melted cheddar cheese blended into the broth and the fresh chives used to accent the dish.
The base is hearty and slightly thick to offer a true potato soup consistency, but it is also filled with large pieces of ham and potato for those who enjoy chunkier soups. This soup is easily made in the slow cooker, giving you an opportunity to kick up your feet, relax and find a little peace during the busy holiday season.