Not just another Potato Soup

Melanie B62

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@MelanieB62

It is -10° outside today and I needed something to warm me up. I had picked up some Ham Hocks, some half and half, and a head of cauliflower. This can be made low fat or full fat and adjust the carb level by the amount of potatoes and cauliflower you use.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4
potatoes, medium peeled or unpeeled
1/2
head of cauliflower
32 oz
chicken or vegetable broth
2 c
water
1
onion, small chopped
3/4 c
carrots, chopped
1 c
half and half
1 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1
ham hock, smoked, or 8 oz. ham, cubed
1
poblano chili, seeded and chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Chop the potatoes, cauliflower,onion, and carrots into bite size pieces.
2
In large pan add the broth, water, cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, and onion. Boil until tender. About 30 min. If you are using ham hock add that at this time also.
3
When the vegetables are tender remove the ham hock and and puree the vegetables in the broth. I use an immersion blender for this. If you prefer to leave it chunky that is fine.
4
Add the half and half and cheese to the soup. Add salt, pepper and Mrs. Dash to taste.
5
Take the meat off the ham hock and add to the soup. If you prefer ham add it at this time. Take the seeds out of the poblano chili and chop finely. Add this to the soup. Heat through and serve. Add a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt as you serve it.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American