Easy potato and Ham Soup
32 ounces low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups diced potatoes
1 cup sliced carrots
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
4 ounces diced ham
3/4 cup potato flakes
salt and pepper taste
Garnish with parsley, optional
Add everything into a slow cooker Except potato flakes and milk, turn on high, cook for about 3 or 4 hours, depending on your slow cooker.
After vegetables are tender, mash with potato masher a few times, right inside of the slow cooker.
Stir in potato flakes and milk, soup will thicken.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with crackers, sandwich, or in a bread bowl.