Ham and Potato Soup Recipe – Ham and Potato Chowder

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  1. Bianca Ghiuruțan

    This has become my go-to soup. I’ve managed to impress not just my husband, but my mom and dad too!

  2. Patricia Burdick

    Hi I tried your recipe it came out great thank you can you make fish soup pls

  3. yandrsupreme

    It would be a good soup if you left out that fucking cayenne and replaced it with a bay leaf.

  4. Maira Rodriguez Hernandes

    yummy !

  5. Louise Movick

    Made this tonight, SO good! Will be one of my ‘go to’ meals! Thank you Chef John x

  6. Michael T

    Great recipe & I like the idea of soup or chowder.

  7. lexusis220d

    I assume it tastes a great as it looks. In this part of the world (Central Europe) we would usually add a bay leaf and some cummin powder as a seasoning and add sour cream rather than just cream. In any case some of these days I am going to cook one.

  8. Marielle Rubeor

    Planning to make this with Easter leftovers. The smallest ham I could find was a 8.9 pounder. Too much for 3 of us.

  9. poppykok5

    Chef John…I’ve always known you are a “Lovebug,” but I would never have guessed you’re also a student of “cubism”…(like me MANY years ago… : )

  10. Phyllis Ann

    I’m going to make this soup today! Thanks Chef John for sharing your expertise.

  11. Tash Jansson

    “…and just a little splash of cream” *STIRS IN HALF A CUP OF CREAM* <3

  12. Sani Bean

    Just made again today. Husband always loves.

  13. Sharon Tayebi

    Eat Soup always . Thank You .

  14. Doug Wright

    I need to make this.

  15. Natasha Narushev

    You got me at Good Fellas, now I will deff cook this recp.

  16. chronic Stitcher

    I like my taters non-smashed, so I throw in a couple tblspoons of instant potato flakes to thicken it up. Works like a charm.

  17. jaybeefun

    How about milk if you have no cream?

  18. Elijah Marshall

    is the ham already cooked beforehand?

  19. UTubeIsMuhKrakane Literally

    slicing potatoes: “now, i didn’t measure these cause i’m not, you know, insane”

  20. kevin melia

    Good fellows!

  21. guguigugu

    boi this looks good

  22. cattigereyes1

    Looks very delicious!

  23. Alejandro Sanchez

    “Sometimes we go goodfellas”great.

  24. Rosanne Coffman

    I have tried this recipe and it is DELICIOUS!!!!

  25. Rahael Degife

    I luv ur recipe, delicious

  26. Fourthgirl

    Chef John! I made this soup this evening. The cayenne did the trick. So delicious and with prep, just under an hour. My sons are going to live this.

  27. swcomer

    2:25 “Btw How do you get an art student off your doorstep? Pay for the pizza.”

  28. Don Hancock

    With a chunk of good French bread to mop up anything left.

  29. Carol Church

    no cayine ice acid and gall stone problems noo

  30. Carol Church

    Looks good ,I make loaded pototoa soup and minstronie,Brockli soup .I’m sure I could do this one no problame

  31. Mike J

    Had some ham left over from New Years Dinner and made this soup. Wow! easy to make and very good. Thanks…

  32. Nicholas Giordano

    WOW!!!!! you get a gold start excellent

  33. Mary Nelson

    I made a big pot of this soup yesterday because it is so very cold outside 9°F here in Massachusetts. This soup warmed me up today after some time outside in the cold. It is absolutely delicious thank you so much Chef John! I made it exactly as you said minus the cayenne pepper and it was so good!

  34. Patrice Cooper

    I agree! That is a gorgeous, gorgeous soup! And you have such a great an warm personality! Thank you! Your video was very nice!

  35. Joe Ries

    “Good Fellows” garlic is sliced with a razor blade.

  36. Diane Milligan

    Hey, Chef John …

    I made this chowder for supper tonight (Dec 27, 2017), and it is delicious! For extra seasoning and flavor, I added 1/2 tsp of Thyme; I did not have cayenne, so I substituted with red pepper flakes – two pinches or so. My husband ate two big bowls; it’s a hit! Thanks for sharing your recipe. 🙂

  37. T Jenkins

    I just made this for my family with our left over Xmas ham. It is amazing. My family loves​ it! Thank you.

  38. hilda ochoa

    Our go to soup !!your recipes 😋

  39. Dino Saur

    Mmm, the soup looks very tasty. I’m cooking it tonight. Thanks

  40. Patrice Cooper

    This is a great recipe! Could I ask what type of ham did you use, and what type of cream did you also use in this soup? Oh, and you seem to be a lot of fun! Thank you again for your great presentation!

  41. Kerry Chaney

    Ham soup

  42. Karolina Galla

    Chef John I just made it. And it’s literally amazing!!! Thank you for a good recepie !!!

  43. mitzeng pai

    can I use chicken stock

  44. Nakiler kawaii


  45. Denise View

    I love potato soup-chowdwr.

  46. Bertini

    6 years later, thi
    s guy is still my favorite chef <3

  47. Douglas Chew

    Love it Chef John!!! Love your humor!!! Your recipes looks so quick and easy. And mighty tasty I might add. Keep the awesome posts coming. 😁

  48. Fiona P

    Sounds delish 🐾

  49. Daphne Rodriguez


  50. Gregory Calzada

    that art major deal hurt

  51. Patricia Vincent


  52. CorvusOfMellori


  53. perduk1


  54. Lee Phan

    How many servings was this?

  55. _Vanntastic

    Pay for the pizza. 😂😂😂😂

  56. Cindy Fisher

    I can make this soup by heart now, but i still watch this video when i do because it’s so wonderful, and shall i say comforting, to watch. Love Chef John’s voice and personality!

  57. maserin1

    I maintain a “Recipes On Deck” YouTube playlist. The idea was to cull recipes from all over YouTube, but it is full of Chef John videos. This is not an accident. #bestInternetChefEver

  58. Mark

    If I could just get past the annoying voice

  59. Cider Press

    Thats a great recipe, beautifully cooked. Thank you, Chef!

  60. Rynagh McSweeney


  61. Janice Wise


  62. Mrssea Sea

    Gotta try this! Thank you😉

  63. CRE Love

    You had me at a chunk of butter

  64. Spin S

    I made this last week and it turned out really well. Some alterations I made. I didn’t use onions. I added peas to it. Instead of cream I used 4 oz of velveta. Instead of using cayenne I used smoked paprika. Turned out really well.

  65. Floresel Macasaet

    what kind of cream? milk or all purpose cream?

  66. bassbill2

    I would want some cheese in this also.

  67. immortaljatt05

    Going Good Fellas on that garlic lol

  68. Michael Phillips

    Can I skip rinsing the potatoes for a starchier, thicker soup?

  69. Travis Versace

    What are your favorite soups?
    Mines would have to be
    1. Lobster bisque
    2. Crab bisque
    3. Tomato cheddar
    4. Tomato and basil
    5. Curry shrimp and corn chowder
    Can’t forget about the ole….
    clam chowder!

  70. Bahay Kubo

    my mouth is watering

  71. Sheri D

    my mom makes something like this only she adds a block of cheese in it and, it makes it a cheesy potatoe ham soup lol Velveeta cheese

  72. Rachel Moreschi

    This was like my first ever cooking/food wishes recipe EVER. And all
    I’ll say is that I now recognize techniques that are common in cooking. 💯 love & respect!!!!

  73. BLANK

    hello chef, can i use milk instead of cream?

  74. Lindamorena

    can you remake you split peas and ham soup video?

  75. mcbig2

    Really good one. But you can make it way better if you use Smoked Ham 🙂

  76. Erik M Foss


  77. britta lane

    awww man chef john…..the art major joke hit a little close to home:( i still love you though <3

  78. Steel Castle

    Replace water with beer.  I think is makes it a little better.  By the way, my sister-in-law was an art major…can’t wait to use that joke on her!

  79. Adriano Andrade

    Interesting, I know a recipe just like that here in Brazil, but instead of chicken broth the recipe uses beer. It’s called Beer Soup.

  80. Heretic

    Seems like 85 potato hating art majors saw the video

    1. Steel Castle

      Don’t judge them!  People who have little time on their hands need pizza too!

  81. Vicivic1404

    Made it yesterday. Oh my , so good!!!!!

  82. Godz Comingsoon

    Made this for dinner just now and it was delicious! Thank for sharing and great job!👍

  83. Javier Chavez


  84. SirSly420

    great recipe thanks

    1. tanyanorth57

      Excellent recipe

  85. Eugene Knapik

    Made this last night. Substituted milk instead of cream. Beautiful soup.

  86. Lovely Shrew

    I just made it and it turned out great. I first cooked two pieces of bacon in the pot then strained fat from it, added butter and continued recipe as usual. I didnt have celery but it was fine, I doubled the cayenne, I used half and half instead of cream, and added a little dried basil for looks. The result was a kind of spicy, smoky, ham flavored soup. Delicious and so easy!

  87. tammy thompson

    does it have to be cream or can it be milk

    1. Zuri Robles

      tammy thompson it can be milk too but the consistency changes of the soup

  88. Paulina M.

    Gosh, this made me so hungry…

  89. Antoinette vanderpool

    Love a man who cooks, AND, does it so very well 🙂 but he has to clean up too .

    1. The Narrator

      i do all those things but……..what does the woman do?
      look pretty was what you used to do but now you’re a bunch of whales….
      so.. women offer what in todays world? they offer demands of what they want in a man. – > time to leave boys

    2. psycold

      That’s a shame because I do all those things but I like women who capitalize their last name.

    3. CR Wing

      Antoinette vanderpool anything else my Queen!? PFFFFTTTTT

  90. SunBunz

    Looks amazing! And what a funny uploader. xD

  91. rod of discipline

    Cooked this last night, dang, spot on.

  92. Diana Lopez


  93. IKIGAI

    Definitely trying this recipe!

  94. SaLote Manu

    Best Soup I ever made! Love your tutorial, it’s hilarious and simple to follow! Thanks for sharing!

  95. lymm 27

    thank you I made this today it’s soo delicious and smells amazing!

  96. daphne rodriguez

    Food Wishes: Ham potato soup!!!!!!! AMAZING 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈👏💜

  97. Brittany Napier

    this was great didn’t have ham but will try ham next time

  98. AimlessCrusader

    This is my go-to soup for grey days! I love it! I just add about 5 strips of crispy bacon at the end which my hubby says is non-negotiable. I know how to do this soup by heart pretty much, but I still watch this video every time because I just love Chef John’s voice with me in the kitchen! ❤️. Thanks, Chef, for a family favorite!

  99. Hashani Gunasekara

    thanks Foodwishes.com..for the delicious recipe..
    chef John u r amazing..

  100. jeenuhx

    I’d need to substitute the creme for something non-lactose. ideas?

    1. jeenuhx

      thank you! 😀

    2. Burnt Dog

      jeenuhx Wondra seems to work, mixes with water. I mix on side add it in ir lactose free milk etc..

  101. camelpuncher95

    I suggest you to sizzle the ham in the butter first, then remove it from the pot and add it in after the potatoes are cooked.

    The ham just loses all of it’s flavor otherwise and the pieces become bland

  102. Nanasstitches

    We’re going to nickname you Johnacayenne

  103. Ben Harger

    made this today and it turned to mush. do i just need to cook it less?

    1. Rene Mejias

      Ben Harger yes you most likely over cooked it. the potatoes should mash easily but still hold its shape a bit. try simmering the soup less time

    2. Ben Harger

      Anna Hutch but my carrots and stuff like that had absolutely no flavor when I bit into them. it was just weird.

    3. poop on you

      Ben Harger. its soup its suppose to be mush like

  104. Sal Sel

    i just made it its really good just didnt add ham i need to substitute still think which meat

    1. Suzanne Baruch

      Smoked turkey is a GREAT substitute for the ham. You can use smoked breast, a whole smoked leg (or perhaps a drumstick or two), or even smoked wings for this.

    2. Kirsten Bergstrom

      If you can’t eat ham, I’m assuming no pork? Try smoked turkey leg.

  105. Dan Webster

    Nice one I gonna try it.

  106. Andrew Taylor

    Did this with just carrots, the garlic and some cut up boneless skinless chicken tenderloins still tasted amazing.

  107. Wayne Sinclair

    Chef John said you can freeze this or make it ahead of time. Would the cream go bad in either of these situations? Or would it be ok?

  108. R3dp055um

    You will roux the day you said that.

  109. circuscase

    The Garlic is not thinly sliced enough for Goodfella’s.

  110. Whaynna Araujo

    iam  making today thank you gods

  111. Cory

    I made this and it came out great, but I had trouble with the roux. I was cooking on medium heat like suggested, but my flour browned and stuck to the pan almost instantly, leaving tiny brown flakes in the final product. Any suggestions?

    1. lambyiii

      cory, another issue might be the pot you were using. some pots have really thin bottoms to them and the heat from the stove will EASILY burn your food is you have the temp too high or aren’t constantly stirring it. so make sure you have a thick pot And one that has one of those stickfree coatings…your flour wont burn that way

    2. Enny Kraft

      +TheGrayBox Use more butter and maybe turn the heat down a bit.

  112. DR Dan

    Come on Chef.  Ditch the butter and go full on porkie and use bacon fat.  My thoughts are if you have to use a fat make it one with flavor, if the recipe allows.  And this one would.  What could be better?  How about some thinly sliced ciabatta baguette slathered with garlic butter and toasted served on the side for dipping?

  113. Vianney Soto Solis

    As I did not have broth I prepared just with water and was great, I can imagine with chicken broth must be marvelous, thanks for the recipe.

  114. ClamsAnonymous

    goodfellows? you mean goodfellas?

    1. Heywood Jablome

      +ClamsAnonymous You’re a fun tampon

  115. X0 alicia

    i have a question, i have been wanting to figure out how to make my dads soup becauae he passed couple years ago and i can never find it. all i rememeber is he put the ham on the bone in the soup itself and let it simmer for few hours? on this video and others ive seen you cut the ham up and cooked it a little first.. so im just wondering do you possibly know probably how my dad made it? please help ):

    1. Caro Jane

      +X0 alicia My mum made a ham bone soup, I make it too. Might not be the same as your Dads but here is how we make it- Dice carrot, onion, celery and cook in a little butter/oil on low-med heat until onion is clear. Add ham bone and enough water to cover. We add barley and lentils and any other finely diced veges we want about now (I love pumpkin in soups so I add that nearly always). Bring to simmer and cook for 2-3 hours on a low heat until everything is tender and taste is heavenly, I use the slow cooker and give it a good 6-8 hours. Check seasoning as you go- if the ham is really salty you wont need to add much salt but add pepper etc to taste. Just after you get it simmering, you will notice froth on the top, its good to skim this off. But sometimes you don’t have time, or you forget and its still ok. I often add herbs as well, fresh parsley towards the end is lovely.

  116. Anli Qi

    Art majors will never show up on your doorstep any more than science majors joke’s on you.

  117. Felix Eduard Abelgas

    can i use water instead of chicken broth in this recipe?

  118. Jenny Dombrowski

    Thanks Chef John! This soup turned out perfectly and I was able to use up leftover spiral cut ham!

  119. tvcharleytown

    No cheese?

    1. Rainsong T

      +tvcharleytown Cheese would make this far too rich. The ham along with the vegetables and broth gives a wonderful flavor to the soup. I had no cream on hand so I substituted sour cream. A dollop in the bowl was just perfection.

    2. Joe Munoz

      same thought here.

  120. estefany93col

    I just made this soup! it is so tasteful LOVE IT! I also used Bacon instead of ham, and just love it…. thanks for sharing!

  121. 40racquel

    Hi, really like your soup recipe but do have a question.
    On your site you have the ingredients listed but no the directions, why is that??

    1. lambyiii

      practice those cooking skills, racquel! it will get to the point where you won’t need measurements or step by step instructions to make stuff. the great thing about most cooking and most recipes is that you almost always have wiggle room to make modifications or alterations. cook the food how YOU (or your family) like it. i think its cute when beginner cooks ask questions like , “i dont eat beef..can i substitute chicken instead???” the answer usually is “of course!” 🙂 play around and have some fun when you cook.

    2. 40racquel

      Hi, ok, thanks for answering 🙂

    3. babycthuyx

      He said in a Q&A that FoodWishes is a video cooking tutorial site and not a recipe site so he doesn’t feel the need to list step by step when his main goal was to show you how to do it step by step lol if that makes any sense hahah he explained it in a 1000th video Q&A 🙂

  122. andrewt248

    Made it tonight. Top notch!

    Here’s my mods:
    • Subbed scallion “whites” for yellow onion
    • Subbed Olive oil for butter
    • Subbed crispy bacon for some of the ham

    1. Arthas Menethil

      I often swap olive oil for butter, but with milk or cream based foods butter seems to blend better. Sometimes I’ve seen the olive oil separate

    2. The Narrator

      cooking olive oil makes it not good for your health anymore. at a temp
      while butter contains fats that your body needs.
      just saying

    3. Suzanne Baruch

      Your comments are always so great, Andrew! Just thought I’d let you know your efforts are appreciated.

  123. Tom Kroll

    I was cold yesterday and I like potato soup, my son and daughter do not. But I did not care I wanted a warm soup. So I made it. Well the whole pot was gone the son had 4 bowls. IT was great and I will make your soup again. Thank you

  124. Tony Samson

    Looks good except did`nt trim the fat off the ham.

  125. Baghuul

    can you show us how to make boiled egg? i want to learn

  126. workaholicmusic2

    pay for the pizza, lol

  127. tonntonns

    that explains why nobody likes me… I’m a know it all lol

  128. Tonithenightowl

    I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from adding a bit of cheddar cheese. I would also use ham hocks not a slice of ham. This way you don’t need chicken stock. Ham hocks produce a nice broth bc it comes with a bone.:o)

  129. Red Woods

    To thicken, add real potato flakes.

  130. Luna810

    I hate carrots in potato soup. It’s potato soup.

    1. Jake Hoffman

      Carrots and mushrooms seem to be an issue with young pallets.

    2. Ben Harger

      Luna810 the base to soup is mirepoux which 50% onion 25% celery and 25% carrot. thats probably why he did it but it adds amazing flavor i suggest trying it.

    3. Jake Hoffman

      +Luna810 root soup starts with potato and carrot and is awesome with ham, Irish boiled ham. saurkraut and spam…

  131. liu wu

    Hi sir, is this safe for preg women?

    1. Tony Samson

      +liu wu Just feed it to them, they don`t like it, well let them starve.

    2. Joseph Charles

      +liu wu All-purpose flour. For a roux it’s always flour. Check the link beneath Chef John’s videos and it takes you to a blog post with all the ingredients and measurements.

    3. liu wu

      +Joseph Charles sorry for the double reply. The kind of flour you use, was all purpose flour or like kind that make it thicken? starch?

    4. liu wu

      +Joseph Charles thank you I think this is safe as long as it’s not a diet.

    5. Joseph Charles

      +liu wu I found this, too, from the Mayo Clinic, maybe it could be helpful:

  132. iamenmotion

    Chef John, I made this soup today and it was the bizness!  Creamy, buttery and hearty all in one pot.  Served with a side of peas and a spinach salad with some crusty bread.  It was comfort heaven.  Thanks for sharing.

  133. Cindy Le

    is it OK to replace the stock with broth

    1. Tony Samson

      +Cindy Le NO

    2. Tonithenightowl

      +Cindy Le I would be using ham broth. I always save some when I bake a ham. You can also use ham hocks instead. You need a bone – in piece of meat to make broth and ham hocks are perfect. Hope this helps. :o)

  134. ChloeClaire

    I blended up half of my potatoes into a puree & Used bacon instead of Ham
     This was so flavorful!! One of the best soup recipes i’ve had, Thanks!

    1. Miel Mani

      I puree about a cup and a half or so of the cooked soup to give it more body instead of using the potato masher.

    2. andrewt248

      +Joseph Charles +1 I’m totally about to go half and half.

    3. Joseph Charles

      +XxChantellXx1 I was thinking of using bacon, too, or maybe half and half.

  135. Janice Sayon

    kuya.. ibutang fud ang ingredients pag may time.. dli man sa gina.pressure ka namo pero “ishlang” kaau ka..nosebleed here..

  136. Richard II Ramos

    This is one of Chef John’s most comfortable and satisfying and funny to watch recipe videos :).
    I would love to have a bowl of that soup during a cold Christmas evening.

  137. PoDuck

    This recipe is what taught me that my mother didn’t know how to make potato soup.  It’s so fast and easy.  The hardest thing is chopping the veggies.

  138. Daniel Iteon

    you using so much double cream is discounting

  139. Steve Long

    looks real nice thanks for sharing

  140. brian kelly

    Only the pure in heart can make a good soup…

    1. Long duk dong

      I don’t know about that. I make delicious soup and am a complete dirtball.

    2. joe jitsu

      brian kelly Thank you for explaining that. I’ve always wondered why my soup was no good. Maybe I should stick moonshining. That seems like a good hobby for somebody who is impure of heart.

    3. super calculon

      brian kelly quote by Ludwig van Beethoven.

    4. Jake Hoffman

      +brian kelly and sauce..
      Layers are NEEDED

  141. Rebecca Brand

    Chef John, that’s beautiful.  I love the art major joke, I’m also an artist, but think that a cooking show on Youtube will be more lucrative, ha ha.  much love!

    1. Nasreen Taj


  142. PockASqueeno

    2:20 +7Risen7Phoenix7 
    Kyle: I didn’t know that!

    1. 7Risen7Phoenix7

      2:24 *badumtss*

  143. KidDirtbag

    A little cooking hack: Instead of mash the potatoes to make the soup thicker, just add in some corn starch

    1. Mike Pellerin

      Adding a little bit of dried potato flakes works great to help thicken the soup, in addition to mashing a few bits.

      There’s no one way to make Potato Soup. You make it the way you like it. That’s the beauty of a simple, classic, soup.

    2. dartanzalw

      But the potato starch is free from the potatoes. Just saying

  144. James Choi

    had no chicken broth, used alittle beef stock of what i had ,and used water,
    Incredible , Very nice, I thank you !.

  145. Donald Baird

    I would highly recommend finely chopping up some red sweet peppers and putting them in this. Great soup! Eating the leftovers now for lunch 😀

  146. AzurePrince

    I’ve magically become hungry.. Now I want some!!

  147. Augusto Sampaga

    +Food Wishes  How can i make a Chicken Broth? Im only 8 and im learning

  148. gothicsabbath1987

    I’ve just made this soup! It was simply delicious, easy to follow and easy to make. Husband loved it. Thank you! I am new to your channel, but I will definitely be doing more of your recipes. 

  149. Doc Malthus

    This is one of those cornerstone recipes….so simple, so good, and impossible to screw up!

  150. Jonas Ortiz


  151. Rory Jakobs

    That art major joke made me feel all the more confident about the Bachelor in Fine Arts im planning on doing the year after next, just wow xD 

    1. AutomHatter

      Ben Robbins That is awesome that you were able to see what avenue would make you the most happy in your life, and you have been living it! I’ll point out though, that some people’s dreams are to be working in the field of their passions, instead of as a hobby. Some hobbies can bring great financial gains, and some cannot. Just depends what is more important to you. I myself recently discovered that I am not fond of doing art commissions. I don’t enjoy painting for other people. However I do greatly enjoy putting my art into exhibits that allow it to be sold there. So I can make some money off of my art, but I am limited because of my distaste for commissions. If I were to force myself to paint for others to make the most money, I would not enjoy art or my “job” as much. So I have to chose which is more important to me, money, or artistic freedom.

    2. Ben Robbins

      Having traveled to France & Italy, I suspect it is easier to value art when you are literally surrounded by it. I will say there is still beauty to be appreciated in Amerca, but it is mostly of the natural variety.

      As far as giving up on dreams, if you love art, minor in it, don’t major in it.

      I love history. Did I major in history? No. I knew I would have an extremely difficult time making a living as a historian, and knew I wouldn’t be a good teacher, so I majored in something practical that I am good at, namely accounting. So, now I have no student loans, help people save money on their taxes, and still enjoy learning about history.

      I didn’t “give up on my dream,” I tempered my dream with reality.

    3. maryandchild

      americans don’t value art or humanities like other countries. i do have to say that being a high school art teacher in america is a pretty terrible ‘dream’ because our school system sucks and most schools budget almost nothing for art/music/humanities.

    4. AutomHatter

      I am going to guess all of the people putting Rory down have given up on their dreams.

    5. elnet1

      Pizza Hut and Dominos needs drivers!

  152. mikeyloma

    Are you a fan of dr Steven brule?

  153. RedRisotto

    This was many times better than I would have expected with mentioned leftovers. Didn’t have heavy cream so I adjusted the colour (I eyeballed a bit too much carrots) with a bit of milk. I did run it in the blender, so the kids would eat it too. Super-easy and impossible to screw up. Thanks!

  154. denisse Apple

    What if we don’t have chicken broth?

    1. califdad4

      yes, I said the veggie stock soup didn’t taste as good, I was being nice, it was more like Yuck! and with the chicken broth, I loved it

    2. Eric

      What everyone else said before me, and it’s dead cheap. You can either but it  as a liquid in a pot, or just simply buy some stock cubes and dump it in together with some water.

    3. califdad4

      go buy some, it makes a big difference in the taste
      My wife used to make a wonderful cabage vegetable soup, and used chicken broth, one day she was out of it,  and had vegetable broth and it didn’t taste as good,  made a huge difference

    4. Tyler L

      You can use either stock or water. Broth is usually just used because it has some added flavor to it versus stock or water, Would just need to do some extra seasoning.

    5. Delta338

      I think you can use any stock.
      but i am not sure  😛

  155. Ronan O'Reilly

    If you added pork saugages this dish would almost be identical to dublin coddle..!!! I love all the dishes you make.

  156. I0wnY0uPL

    can I use bacon instead of ham?

  157. Khanh Tran

    How do you make Holy water? You boil the hell out of it.

    1. Glory Carriedo


    2. Victoria Carlson


    3. OrisLover

      Good one!

  158. raynmaker

    a while ago, i made this without the ham (i know, blasphemy) but it was still pretty awesome just with the veg. of course, i still used chicken stock so it wasn’t as if it was vegetarian or anything, but it was still pretty delicious. 😀

  159. KonekoNiku

    Best Ham and Potato soup recipe EVER! Just made this for my husband and I and, he said it is a “repeat recipe”.

  160. jesusthroughmary

    1:21 Hey, that’s a veloute!

  161. Caresse Garcia

    I did this and added a nice amount of cheddar cheese. Yummy! Thanks Chef John!  xoxo

  162. Pixie Iskal

    Good Fellas reference! <3  

  163. docoluv9

    Naw it wouldn’t matter what you called him.he couldn’t come anyway lol

  164. Seem U

    “Cold winter day” and next scene hes like “ill add some chived, because i had some in my backyard”

    1. Little Monk

      For some reason, chives seem to ignore winter. They are the only greenery in my spice pots outside, and never dried up or browned at all. Go figger…

  165. Junnbi

    Your recipes are awesome! Subscribed.

  166. Zaide Ann Leoriquez

    Kindly write down the ingredients please..

  167. Uros Raskovic

    So simple but soooo yummy !

  168. Mark T

    I threw in some frozen peas.

  169. docoluv9

    Chef what do u call a dog with no legs?

    1. cigsbutt

      no sense calling him ,he can’t come

    2. liu wu

      +Isis Ovelia hahaha that was funny

    3. Lust And Lace

      A hot dog

  170. Travis Morrison

    What would make this soup perfect is if you start by sautéing diced bacon, then sauté the vegetables in the bacon fat, maybe a little butter.

  171. romance698

    Dear Chef: I added some chop up leek to the vegetables.  It was wonderful!

  172. Travis Morrison

    This recipe is amazing! I did make one change though. I diced six strips of bacon, cooked them slowly, rendering out all the fat. Then I used most of the fat to sauté the vegetables. Then for the liquid I didn’t mostly chicken broth, and like a cup of milk. I love it!!!

  173. Mexlycan Filmico

    Check my Shrimp and Fish soup video, mexican style.

  174. TheBLRBear

    Hi, i live in Europe and here the chiken soup is not commonly available so could i simply use water ? If not pleas give me another solution in comments if there is one i would be very greatful. thanks for the amaizing cooking videos 😀

  175. Susana Marques

    wateringgggggggggggggggggg !!!!!!!!!!

  176. BarbiePlatinumBlonde

    The art major joke! Rofl

  177. QQTrick1QQ

    What do you call a single art major?…..Homeless.

  178. Hienh Saiyasith

    My wife just made this today because we had ham and potatoes. Taste Great!!!!

  179. RedBayDog

    Then I add a can of corn…

    1. RedBayDog

      +jnguyen7425 Nope.. Just a fatboy.. lol

    2. jnguyen7425


  180. tsunad

    Goodness that looks so delicious. Lol though i got distracted by your poor humor while scribbling down the recipe, but i guess food and jokes go together 😛 .

  181. raykupal

    Thank you chef. I was wondering what to do with all that ham in my fridge. Happy new year!

  182. Quek Pei Pei

    I ran out of normal flour so can I use self raising flour… 🙁

  183. Mausie Sylvani

    ‘ love your recipe, I am gonna cook it for the holiday since it is so cold here in Northern Ca. Thanks, Chef. 

  184. Miya Chan

    I love dipping sourdough bread into this super yummy soup! 

  185. unclvinny

    I’m making this today for the 2nd time in 3 weeks. It’s super tasty, and easy as pie! Wait, pie is really hard to make. Easy as falling off a log.

  186. DJ Berdahl

    ok so lets say i wanted to add some white rice to this. would i just add it raw a little before i add the potatoes?

    1. unclvinny

      That might not be long enough. I’d throw it in after you’ve added all the liquid, then bring it to a simmer and go from there as usual. If it needs more time, that won’t be a problem, but I doubt 15 minutes would be enough and you have to have that simmering period anyway so you might as well use it! 

  187. Shannon Marie

    Just finished making this with some leftover ham from Thanksgiving yesterday!! AMAZING!! My entire family LOVED it!! Thank you!!! 🙂

  188. Julia R

    Great recipe! I loved this soup 🙂

  189. Robert Geldof

    I made this without the potatoes and ham, left out the flour, and added diced chicken and some noodles. It was delicious. 

  190. Vanessa Rodriguez

    Will be doing this right now! For my husband 🙂 thank you! For the video! And will subscribe you are funny and positive person will be looking foward to more videos! God Bless You chef

  191. RedBayDog

    Again !!Wow great !!

  192. ballerina2rockerchik

    Though it won’t be exactly the same, milk will work for this.

  193. john doe

    Trying it out only with bacon will post again to speak results

  194. koolclassiq

    @Chef John
    Can I use milk instead of cream?

  195. Kevin's Blue Plate

    Nice soup recipe – I have some leftover ham in the fridge & will have to give this a try!

  196. tripleMalt

    The soup tastes good. Thanks for the recipe.

  197. DreamScape799

    Excellent narator

  198. Jackie Arteaga

    What kind of cream and brand of chicken broth do you use?

  199. Nydia Flores

    I just made this ham and potato soup and its delicious and quick to make. Thanks for your help.

  200. Angelina. Gigi Williams

    Looks amazing….I’m making this soon….Yummy !!

  201. RanchoBurger

    No one was surprised

  202. cattuccino fung

    i made a celery soup today…umm delicious

  203. RedBayDog

    86 here and off to get ingredients… I am an OUTLAW…..

  204. RedBayDog

    What No Ham in that “Vegan” … Boo………..

  205. albjcp

    I love your videos and recipes so much!!

  206. Alana Robertson

    Oh Chef John… I am recuperating from a bout of stomach flu, and I am really wishing I had not have watched this… because now I want it but alas we have none of the ingredients except for carrot…

  207. beeexcited

    My mom and I just made this, turned out GREAT!

  208. Tracy L

    I literally just went downstairs and made this at 2:03AM. damnit chef john

  209. Frostfire613

    can u replace the ham with bacon? I’m not the biggest fan of Ham, but I like bacon 🙂

  210. seanviv2

    I am so making this tonight!

  211. shadow87499

    Second time to cook this in this month!!!love it so much!!!I love u chef John!!

  212. justinsales s

    looks great. might try it out.

  213. inept0

    Its going to be 107 by noon and I’m hungry for soup. Why do you do this to me Chef John?

  214. Curtis

    I swear, I’m putting off watching The Sopranos right now because I can’t stop watching your videos.

  215. angelgordito0727

    I’m gonna make this nice meal tonight it looks good yummy yummy 😀

  216. larsiemannen

    potates, cabbage and milk is awesome together.

  217. zippadeedooday

    I think thinly sliced cabbage added with the onions would be good.

  218. Meg88

    Love your jokes

  219. mdeporres19

    By the way, I have made this soup in the past and it’s delicious. Try it. I didnt’ add the cream and it was fine without it (sorry Chef John).

  220. mdeporres19

    I was thinking the same thing Catherine. Love cabbage – I think it would be delicious! I’ll try it if you will….

  221. Kat Amato

    You are so funny to listen to. Soup looks great—-making it today!

  222. Vasily Leung

    why does he always soak the potatos in cold water? He could just dump it all in

  223. corkscrewfork

    Am I the only one who thought the art major joke was a reference to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

  224. sherwelthlangley

    34 people were surprised Chef John added cayenne.

  225. null null

    as an art major… so true

  226. Carrie C

    Potatos have a nasty texture when you freeze it and reheat it..

  227. ssj god

    awww, you’re a great dude. 😀

  228. Elijah Webb

    33 art majors?

  229. Marie Therese Debattista

    haha hope you did end up sleeping 😛 cheers from Malta

  230. kate koss

    Omg did anyone else notice anything strange at 2:16?

  231. Angelfeather26

    its ssssssssssssssoooooooo yummy!!

  232. Angelfeather26

    Could you use milk instead of cream for this?

  233. MrShowmeyourcunt

    That’s just weird cunt

  234. pantharyna

    I made this today! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  235. Marie Therese Debattista

    i can’t stop clicking on his videos. i need to go to sleep ASAP! damn it.

  236. tanman1110

    Could I replace the meat with another meat?

  237. Gabrielle Lofton

    that was kind of you 🙂

  238. raynmaker

    llllllllllllllllllllllllllots of compliments indeed

  239. ermonski

    were you able to get llllllllllllllllllllllllllllots of compliments?

  240. baby cakes

    this is the best sup ever, l made this for my family when we have chilly days, and its always a success

  241. MountJoyPa

    I just Paid for Pizza Delivery, and Asked Are you an Art Major? Yes, She Said, how did you know? I Said, I just Know : )

  242. James

    I’ve never made a single recipe you’ve shown but I love watching your videos, cant figure it out

  243. shad chovie

    Damn! You make it look too easy! Can’t wait to make some. My family will love it. Domo Arigato!

  244. raynmaker

    nahhh bro.

  245. This isn't the name you're looking for...

    I don’t understand his Goodfellas garlic reference. :S

  246. This isn't the name you're looking for...

    I bet she gave you something special after… 😉

  247. RedBayDog

    This rocks…

  248. bubblesmcfarlane

    thank you =) this looks amazing and I learned a lot.

  249. Jam Matsuji

    Ow… Art Major joke…

  250. Miya Chan

    I love to dip chunks of sourdough in the soup. Yum! X3

  251. RedBayDog

    Just made it…. OUTSTANDING…..

  252. BeatlesFanSonia

    I made mine with milk, I left out the celery and added more garlic. Mash the potatoes a little more and it will be very creamy. Great soup!

  253. BeatlesFanSonia

    After watching this video I had to make this! I just had two bowls and it is the best Potato soup ever! Thanks for posting this video. I hope you don’t mind but I posted it on Facebook too! Excellent!

  254. WinterStory

    Well of course, it was made with love :]

  255. Jonathan Oseguera

    I feel ya

  256. Citlaly Castillo

    what kind of cream do you use?

  257. sangonaomi

    I finally caved and made this in the middle of the night. Totally worth it. Thank you!!! It was delicious.

  258. MeSmileznLaughsXP

    Can I substitute the butter with olive oil

  259. MoniMeka P

    that looks good!

  260. Jordan Stuart

    Thank you very much for the video! I currently work at my local casino and i think i am the only person who doesn’t know how to make soup! So i’m going to watch this vdeo a few times until it sticks!!!

  261. dunginurface

    who ever raised their hand…. I say N000B!

  262. Marisela Rodriguez

    this looks delicious! and very easy! 🙂

  263. so_cai

    “I raised my hand”

    said no one

  264. Nathan Westby

    This was amazing tasted great i put my own swing on it tho. Added Basil and used baby red potatoes to lighten it up a little was delicison

  265. AllieMcReal

    This is delicious!!!!!! My fiance made this for me today since I’m sick in bed. Only thing he did differently was added white pepper (his favorite ingredient).

  266. nicolekrauz

    Making this right now for the 3rd time. It’s a favorite!

  267. CM Productions

    I made my vegetables a bit too chunky T^T

  268. norina195

    Thumbs up if you’ve been watching Chef John for an hour straight!

  269. Shuge Luo

    I play foodwishes videos on repeat as background music for my math revision. Works like a charm.

  270. KissHope

    Chef John gives food gasms all the time! If you haven’t tried his Crispy Onion Rings you may want to…it’s the gasm that gives on giving LOL. Btw after I discovered his recipe I made them 3 x’s a week for the first month, I renamed them Crack Rings. :o)

  271. Chris Schmidtkunz

    I’m going to try canning this one tonight along with (instead of using cream) some of that home made sour cream like you used in the stroganoff. On my third batch of that already. Only real thing I’ll need to change to can it, is adding the liquid to the soup in the Mason jar instead of the pot. I may add some liquid to the meat and veggies in the pot to help stir in the sour cream and to mix the rue into a liquid. Just to make it EZ and consistent.

  272. KatieCarlinHudson

    I was laughing so hard about that Pizzaguy joke I had to rewatch te movie after that part XD

  273. panterachic1

    can you do this in a crock pot and allow it to go all day?

  274. Laura Jones

    Made this again last night. You know when you eat something, close your eyes, and that “mmmmmmm” sound comes from your mouth?? That’s a foodgasm! That’s what this soup does to me!

  275. Aliyah Higurashi

    4:36 droooooool…

  276. David8GAZZI

    goodfellas references amazing chef!!

  277. IamYasming

    You got me at Ham. Definitely going to try this.

  278. valstwitchy

    Woah. The most perfect soup I’ve seen. I want some!

  279. ilovemkakeup173

    “Stop showing off”. Haha had to giggle

  280. Fangs4DaMemories

    He’s putting flour in with the veggies…then after a few mins of cooking he pours in the cold chicken broth. 🙂

  281. JIM H.

    1:09 1:35 what is that ?
    thank 🙂

  282. poif

    those who disliked this video are clearly art majors

  283. Aaron Zheng


  284. deadcel11r

    Just made this. I had 2 ham hocks that needed eaten so I put that in too and got lots of smoky hammy flavor…and I used double cream because I already had it.
    I will say, at the end…I wish I had some fresh sweet corn to put in it – that would be so friggin good, like right off the cob

  285. ianman6

    You could, the flour and potato starch will thicken it, but it will be a bit thinner. Still taste great though 🙂

  286. Axiss360

    Darn it, now I have the munchies…. At 3 AM

  287. raynmaker

    this is literally my all time favourite soup. i have to make it every other week at least or i will get mad. >:Ub

  288. Lilian Liu

    can i replace the cream with milk? will it turn the soup into a different flavour or it’s just not that thick?

  289. Emmikka Rose

    “How do you get an art major off your doorstep? Pay for the pizza.”

  290. Thien Truong

    It’s winter, freezing cold here in Sydney Australia. Will be making this VERY SOON and cannot freaking wait. Thanks man, you are the man!!

  291. RouVix

    Mine didn’t turn out anywhere as pretty as yours, but hot damn that’s tasty!

  292. coolcookingmama

    I am loving this recipe, I am almost tempted to add white cannoli beans but I wont. I like the idea of a little cream added as oppose to most creamed potato soups. thanks so much.

  293. Sher Mein Chew

    i didn’ measure…cos im not insane TROLOLOL you totally rock!

  294. MegaLaidback

    That soup looked really good.

  295. primus1213

    i wasn’t but i raised my hand anyway XD

  296. Jecily Juliana Escorpiso

    haha ba dum tss :))

  297. krusokat

    so she reheated the soup at the morning?

  298. Maheen Ahmed

    See, there are these things, they call them thermoses. They keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.

  299. ApocalypticRa

    Oooo this looks like it would be awesome with bacon 😀

  300. RoseofGilead

    It’s not uncommon for schools to have a microwave for students to use (especially if it’s a private school). And are you really unfamiliar with tupperware or thermoses for soup?

  301. krusokat

    who likes cold, chunky and stiff soup? how did they mange to take it with them to school? spoon and plate taking with them?

  302. Maheen Ahmed

    Whats wrong with soup as lunch?

  303. raynmaker

    making this tonight yesssss :3

  304. StevenwithaV

    Like if you got the Goodfellas reference….. 😉

  305. MichDC

    @MissAngie8787 Uh, just add .com will be fine…

  306. rockalleta

    Here is some advice. Don’t use smoked ham because the soup will have a smoky taste. Other than that, awesome recipe.

  307. trailmix21

    why didnt u put cum in the soop

  308. Aznpwn14

    It sounds like sopas but with Ham instead of chicken

  309. Versiloff

    Best soup EVER, starting with ham early really is the key!

  310. Natasha Febrina

    “now i don’t measure this, cause im not insane” LOL!

  311. MissAngie8787

    his website foodwishes, just google it!

  312. krusokat

    what’s wrong with your children? Soup as lunch at school?

  313. Ian Chuan

    @MiMundoTriste Suggests that art majors are so poor they usually work as pizza boys

  314. AzuriteSky

    @daspense u have a really strange poo…

  315. La Triste Chola Carrillo

    i dont get the joke ” how do u get a art major off ur doorstep? pay for the pizza! ” o_O

  316. daspense

    The Hue of your Roux looks like poo.

  317. Shitenno

    @LovelyAmberLight Why does he hate eating soup? o_o

  318. Pankaj Kumar

    I just made this soup yesterday and today except I didnt use broth and onion and i didn’t have ham or cream. But I used tofu and mushroom instead with some chicken flavor still tasted great.

  319. Lmk

    Is that sour cream?.

  320. tdahl7

    This has become one of my favorite channels! I watch show after show.. then i go and buy groceries. hahaha

  321. Jukesette

    @loraleiffxi Nice thing about this soup, it freezes beautifully! 🙂

  322. Laura Jones

    @Jukesette You actually had seconds? I’m jealous. There was nothing left when I made it. 🙁

  323. juniart

    I lol because I’m an art major switching to culinary

  324. booabear

    I made this today and it was SUPER DUPER YUMMY! I used bacon instead of ham, chili flakes instead of cayenne, and cooked it for a bit longer than instructed (cuz my potato were still hard). You rock Chef John- this is one of the reasons why I will never eat canned soup again 🙂

  325. barnaby1988

    If you do freeze, shouldn’t you leave the cream out? and then add once reheated?

  326. Jukesette

    Had a craving and made another pot of this delicious soup! SO GOOD!

  327. Esther van Hoeve


  328. hezypub acct

    just made this soup with chicken sausages instead of ham. currently indulging my hot soup. yum!!!

  329. smartinez020

    I’m trying this on Friday. Hope it comes out yummy

  330. Jukesette

    Made this for dinner… came out PERFECTLY! Seconds were perfect. Now slipping into a chowder coma.

  331. HiphopPosse

    Masterpiece….nuff said!

  332. jaakizamazin

    There’s something therapeutic about watching your videos x].

  333. Laura Jones

    I just made this last night with my Christmas ham leftovers. My family absolutely loved it! I didn’t have any chives to sprinkle on top, so I used a few pieces of the leaves from the celery stalks. It looked very nice, and the flavor was great, too! Thanks, chef John. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  334. iceberserker

    @SkullFactory21 He implies that the art major is the one delivering the pizza, hence paying for the pizza gets the art major off his doorstep. The joke is art majors can’t find jobs

  335. smartinez020

    I’m just sitting here with my sandwhich :[

  336. Gb


  337. cyoohoos

    I made this soup. (1) I forgot the cream and (2) I let the flour brown to deeply and it was still good. Thank you Chef John.

  338. HeyLookItsAmy

    Mouthgasm, I’m making this soon it looks so good!

  339. Octavyan

    I have made this 3 times in the last month. I am a 20 year old college student… this stuff is FANTASTIC

  340. vinnywoo </