Saturday, February 20, 2021

Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup.

 I got this soup done, just under the wire, whew!  

It's time for Soup Saturday Swappers and the theme this month encompasses the fact that it's National Potato and Sweet Potato Month.  Here's what Wendy posted: February is national potato month and national sweet potato month. Let's celebrate by sharing a soup or stew that features potatoes.

*I forgot to add that Soup Saturday Swappers is a great group of bloggers who post a soup, made to a theme which changes monthly.  If you'd like to join in on the fun, you can comment to Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm.  

Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup

I actually harvested some sweet potatoes a few weeks ago. I'd kinda, accidentally grown.  

I had a large sweet potato sprout, so I threw it gently into a tub of soil, cause I wanted to enjoy the beauty of a sweet potato vine.  And I did enjoy it.  I didn't think to harvest it the first year, just allowed it to go ahead grow a second year.  

Then I got an AHA! moment and wondered if maybe it might have made more potatoes, and it did.   I brought some of them in and left the others in the dirt to make more potatoes, hopefully.  And I know I'll be getting a pretty plant I can enjoy for the summer months.  It's a win win for me.  

Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup

I do love dunking home made bread into my soup.  This sopped up the last of the juice. 

Best part, I have lots left to share.  Which I will be doing.  I'm bringing the remainder to our local library for their Soup and Bread fundraiser.  I also get to bake some bread for them. 

Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup


Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup

Chunky Sweet Potato and Ham Soup

Yield: 6 Servings
Author: Sid's Sea Palm Cooking
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 22 MinTotal time: 32 Min
This is a hearty, satisfying soup that comes together for snow day, or quick weeknight soup in about 30 minutes.


  • 6 cups Chicken, Pork or Veggie stock
  • 3 cups Sweet Potato, peeled and cut up
  • 2 cups cut up firm fleshed potatoes - peeled or not, your choice.
  • 1 cup Chopped Ham
  • 1 cup chopped Kale
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger


  1. Cut the ham up, then brown in a little oil.  Set aside while prepping the vegetables.  
  2. Peel the Sweet potatoes, cut the small yellow potatoes into quarters, or chunks.  Peel the yellow potatoes if desired. 
  3. Add all ingredients to the pot, allow to come to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer 20 or so minutes or until the sweet and yellow potatoes are fork tender. 


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