Recipes

Chunky Potato and Ham Soup

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

Recipe courtesy of: http://southernfood.about.com/od/potatosoups/r/bl30214s.htm

This is an easy simmered potato soup made with the addition of diced ham and shredded Cheddar cheese
 
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What's in it

Ingredients

3 medium red potatoes, peeled, cut in small cubes
2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
ground black pepper
3 cups milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup cubed cooked ham
pepper to taste

How to cook it

Directions

  • Bring water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil; add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain; reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid (add water to measure 1 cup if necessary). Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sauté chopped onion in the hot butter until tender. Add flour to butter and onion mixture; stir until smooth. Season with a little pepper; continue to cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 cup of cooking liquid, and milk. Stir well; add cheese and ham. Simmer potato ham soup over low heat, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes. Chunky potato ham soup serves 6 to 8.