Savory Ham & Bacon Potato Soup

Cassie *

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@1lovetocook1x

This soup was fantastic. I wasn't sure what to have for dinner. Then, realized I had all the makings for a good hearty potato soup. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.

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Serves:

8 - 10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 medium
to large potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 medium
to large onions, chopped
2 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
1 lb
bacon
1/2 lb
ham cubes
1
whole head of garlic - skin removed and smashed
1/2 - 1 Tbsp
chicken bouillon paste or a couple cubes
1 tsp
thyme
3 c
milk
4 Tbsp
butter
4 - 5 Tbsp
flour
16 oz
heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper or more to taste
8 oz
velveeta shredded cheese
parsley flakes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In 2 quart dutch oven add diced and peeled potatoes, celery, smashed garlic along with enough water to cover the potatoes at least 1-2 inches. Add thyme and bouillon.

Cook on high heat until potatoes, celery and garlic are soft.
2
In the meantime, in a large, deep skillet; fry the bacon and onion until done. Add the precooked ham, warm through.
3
After this is cooked, drain off the grease and place into a bowl.
4
In the same skillet, melt 4 tablespoons of butter, then add 4 - 5 tablespoons of flour to the melted butter. I mix this well, with a whisk, till smooth.
5
After the flour has cooked a few minutes, whisk in the 3 cups of milk and the cream. Stir this over high heat until it thickens into a nice gravy consistency. I then stir in the salt and pepper.
6
If the potatoes are finished cooking. I use my whisk and smash about half the pot of potatoes, not mashed, just somewhat smashed.

Now, add the thickened milk mixture to the potatoes. Add the bacon, onion and ham mixture. Stir in the cheese. When cheese is melted; season with salt and pepper and parsley.
7
When serving, add additional cheese or green onions for garnish ( totally optional)

Enjoy this yummy soup!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American