Legendary Cooking: Creamy Ham and Mushroom Soup

This wonderful mushroom soup with Kentucky Legend ham makes a hearty and satisfying one-pot dinner that everyone will love.

It’s a perfect meal to serve to friends during any Sunday afternoon football game!

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  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 cups diced Kentucky Legend Quarter Ham
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 7 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 3 cups diced potatoes
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Heat butter and olive oil in large saucepan set over medium-high heat; cook mushrooms, salt and pepper for 5 to 7 minutes or until mushrooms are starting to brown.
  • Stir in ham, onion, celery, garlic and rosemary for 3 to 5 minutes or until ham is starting to brown and vegetables are slightly softened.
  • Stir in broth, potatoes and carrots; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in cream and chives; return to boil. Stir in lemon zest and lemon juice.


  • For thicker texture, use a potato masher to mash some of the potatoes and carrots in the soup.
  • Use white mushrooms, cremini mushrooms or a mushroom medley.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Serves: 6 to 8


Per 1/8 recipe

Calories 280

Fat 18g

Saturated Fat 10g

Cholesterol 65mg

Sodium 1140mg

Carbohydrate 20g

Fiber 3g

Sugars 4g

Protein 13g