Ham & Cheese Soup

Michelle Koletar/Mertz

By
@Mertzie

This is based on a recipe from my favorite restaurant when I was growing up. Their food was amazing & of the utmost quality. The owner also had a flair for making delicious comfort food. This is so nourishing, and rich without being sickening. One of our absolute favorites on a cold day! Great as a meal or first course.


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Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1/3 c
butter
1/3 c
diced onion
1/3 c
flour
5 c
milk
1 tsp
salt
1/2 lb
deli ham, cut into bite-sized chunks
2 Tbsp
parsley, fresh (or more)
1 dash(es)
hot sauce or 1 tsp. dijon mustard
2 c
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (or mix of cheeses)
1
tsp. thyme, fresh
1
dash nutmeg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt butter and add onion, sauteeing until soft. Add flour & mix very well for a few minutes. Then add milk & salt nutmeg, and thyme. Cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes, making sure to stir frequently & not scald. Note: I like to sautee the ham first too, to get it a little bit brown and flavorful.
2
Turn heat closer to a simmer. Add ham, parsley & hot sauce or mustard. Stir in well, then add the cheddar cheese slowly until melted.
3
ENJOY! Kids LOVE this.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Other Soups
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #ham, #cheddar