This post was created by a partnership with the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Are you craving a mix of classic flavors blended together in a crock pot? My father-in-law said this meal is a ten out of ten! Crock Pot Ham, Potato & Mushroom soup is a simple recipe that is hearty and delicious!
Ham & Potato Casserole with Cream of Mushroom Soup
This Crock Pot Ham, Potato & Mushroom Soup recipe makes a great crock pot casserole that is a family favorite. The Hynek family especially enjoys the aroma of this meal cooking on winter weekends when it’s too cold to leave the house.
Tossing the ham and potato casserole in a bigger crockpot makes life easier. Ryan works on a farm, and after hearing him describe this recipe I think of him as a ham farmer.
Ryan Hynek is a proud husband and father to four kids in rural Nebraska. Raising four kids in a rural part of America means a lot of cooking with not a lot of options to eat out.
One of the perks of working to raise food is more access to that food. Ryan shared that his Christmas bonus is a pig and an allotment for processing that meat into pork.
Delicious smoked meats like ham and bacon cost more because smoking is another process that takes more time and equipment. He really enjoys using the Christmas processing allotment towards smoked meats. We also talked about how it seems to be easier to get kids to eat smoked or processed meats that are a bit more tender and flavorful.
Meet a Nebraska Ham Farmer – Ryan Hynek
As a ham farmer at Livingston Enterprises Inc. Ryan has enjoyed the opportunity to serve in several different roles as the farm has grown. He earned an education degree and planned a career as a teacher when his pig farming uncle approached him with an offer he couldn’t refuse. The ham farming journey began in the purchasing department for Ryan, then he moved to human resources, then into the pig barn as a herdsman, on to a barn department manager and he is currently working as a site manager. Ryan is grateful for the opportunities he has had to grow with the company.
Ryan’s favorite part of the job is working with people and the animals. The biggest change he’s seen in the job is seeing farms get bigger. The farms are still owned and operated by families, but the barns are bigger because of the ability to better take care of animals and be more efficient.
I enjoyed visiting with Ryan and hearing that he is a positive, genuine person who is a part of raising our food. He is one of many farmers across the United States with these characteristics and I’m glad to support them when I buy food at the grocery store!
Printable Recipe for Crock Pot Ham, Potato & Mushroom Soup
Crock Pot Ham, Potato & Mushroom Soup
- 3 cups ham cubed
- 6 to 9 Yukon gold potatoes cubed, but leave the skin on
- 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/2 onion diced
- 22 ounce can cream of mushroom soup large can
- 1 cup milk
- Mix milk and cream of mushroom soup together. Spread half of the mixture over ingredients in the crockpot.
- Layer half of potatoes, ham, onion and fresh mushrooms in a 6 or 8-quart crock pot.
- Repeat and top with soup mixture. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours until potatoes are tender. Stir before serving.
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