Creamy Ham and Yam Soup

I was feeling a bit under the weather, and soup seemed to be exactly what I needed.  I had some leftover ham and sweet potatoes and other veggies laying around.  I was tempted to eat both servings in one helping!

I realize that yams are different than sweet potatoes, but I couldn’t resist using it as its colloquial term because, well, rhyming. Oh, and did I mention that it’s paleo?

Creamy Ham and Yam Soup


Paleo. Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Egg-free.

Serves two (2.25 cup serving)


  • 1 cup diced, cooked ham
  • 1 cups sweet potatoes (about 1 medium sweet potato)
  • 1 cups beef broth
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced (about 1 medium stalk)
  • 1/2 TB coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


  1. Heat coconut oil in a medium pot over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onions and celery. Stir until until softened.
  3. Add ham, sweet potatoes, broth, water thyme, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Heat until boiling, then lower heat to a simmer. Simmer until sweet potatoes are soft.
  5. Stir in the coconut milk and serve!


Calories 350 cal
Fat 17 g
Carbs 40 g
Protein 23 g
Fiber 6 g
Sugar 10 g

Micronutrient breakdown

Sodium 841 mg
Cholesterol 31 mg
Saturated Fat 17 g
Omega 3 .094 g
Omega 6 1.1 g
B1 .46 mg
B2 .26 mg
B3 5.5 mg
B6 .48 mg
B9 37 mcg
B12 .52 mcg
Ascorbic Acid 19 mg
Vitamin E 1.2 mg
Vitamin K/Potassium 755 mg
Magnesium 55 mg
Calcium 54 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Copper .44 mg
Zinc 2.3 mg
Phosphorus 279 mg
Selenium 20 mcg

* I use online calculators for calories, fat, carbs, protein, fiber, and vitamins/nutrients/minerals, so these are an estimation to the best of my ability.

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