Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

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Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

It’s the first week of the new year, which means exercise and dieting are in full swing for people everywhere. I find myself jealous of the guy on “The Biggest Loser” the other night who lost 22 pounds in a week. Wouldn’t that be fabulous? But since we live in the real world and the rest of us aren’t on the Biggest Loser ranch, we’re left to fend for ourselves and work our hind ends off on our own. Thank goodness for the other help we have out there!

This soup is a light recipe that many Weight Watchers members use in their point system. At 4 points per serving and only 148 calories (say what!?), this delicious potato soup is one that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. I made this for my family for dinner and my husband liked it more than the other potato soup recipe I’ve made that’s full of heavy cream and other additives. There really is hope out there! And to top things off, the crock pot does all the work for you. Oh happy day!

Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 148


  • 7 c. potatoes, diced
  • 1 c. onion, diced (or large chunks, if using for flavor but removing later*)
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 2 c. ham, diced
  • 5 c. hot water
  • 5 chicken bullion cubes
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Make broth by dissolving bullion cubes in hot water.
  2. Chop potatoes, onion, and carrot and place in the crock pot. Place diced ham over the veggies.
  3. Cook on low for 5-5 1/2 hours. *I remove the large chunks of onion at this point and throw them away. Remove half the potatoes and smash; return smashed potatoes to the crock pot.
  4. Add milk and sour cream; cook for 10-15 more minutes. Add salt and pepper, as needed.

This recipe is one of our very favorites when we’re trying to lose weight! And because it has so few calories per serving, I don’t feel guilty about eating a roll or two with it. We love this recipe!

Are you on My Fitness Pal? Make this soup and search “Weight Watchers crock pot ham and potato soup” to log it!


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  1. says

    Hey Al! Can’t tell ya enough how much I love these recipes. I really want to do this one. I’m wanting soup lately. Plus I think Che would love it too. It doesn’t have a ton of fat in it (especially using Jennie-O). Thanks for posting! My Food boards on Pinterest are pretty much ALL cupcake diaries posts ha ha!

  2. says

    This was super yummy! And I definitely loved the lightness of it, as opposed to heavy cream soups. And get this – even my young sons, who normally dislike soup, said “This is delicious! I don’t like it – I LOVE it!” :) Thanks!!!

  3. says

    Made this tonight with ham and it was a nice soup and very filling. Husband says it was good but not something he would want more than once because he said it was bland. I liked it though and wilk make it again but with mkre spjce to please hubby. Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

    • says

      Nova, my husband would agree with your husband on this! I guess that’s why it’s a Weight Watchers recipe and so few calories! We found that if we used the turkey bacon instead of the ham we got more flavor, after making it both ways. Thanks for the input! Glad you liked the recipe!

  4. says

    My family absolutely LOVES this recipe. I have made it many times and it is always gone the next day. I can’t get my 1.5 year old to eat anything, and yet, he will eat all of his portion, plus any carrots he can get from my bowl.

    If you need to buy ham for this and don’t like having extra ham left over, just buy a quarter and use half for this recipe and then the other for ham steaks.

  5. Kbet says

    Just made this soup and ate a bowl – it’s delicious! Not bland at all – maybe the reviewers who said that forgot salt or didn’t use the right ham etc. I don’t know but I can’t wait for dinner time to have more of this soup!

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