Potato Soup With Ham

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Lynne Hawkins

By
@chefmamma

Great way to use leftover ham!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a great basic potato soup that's made even better with the addition of ham. A fantastic use of the leftover holiday ham. Lynne uses the perfect combination of veggies that give this soup a nice flavor without anything overpowering. Potato is the real star of the soup. Blending some of the mixture gives the soup a thicker texture without losing the chunks. It was a wonderful consistency. This soup recipe is creamy and perfect for a cold evening. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
each onion, celery, carrots, diced
2 clove
garlic, pressed
1 qt
water
1 Tbsp
chicken boullion
3 lb
white potatoes, peeled and diced
8 oz
ham, diced
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
salt, to taste
1 can(s)
evaporated milk (I used fat free), 5 oz.
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 pt
half and half (I used fat free)
1 c
cheddar cheese, shredded, plus more for garnish
1/2 c
sour cream, plus more for garnish
1/4 c
green onion, chopped
1/2 c
croutons of choice

How to Make Potato Soup With Ham

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a large soup pot, saute onion, celery, carrots, and garlic in butter until golden.
  • 2Stir in water, boullion, and potatoes.
  • 3Simmer until potatoes are tender.
  • 4Process about 3 cups of soup in the food processor until smooth. Return it to the pot.
  • 5Mix cornstarch and 1/2 cup evaporated milk until smooth.
  • 6Stir into soup slowly so as not to form lumps.
  • 7Add ham, cayenne pepper, salt, the rest of the milk and half and half, stirring until heated through and thickened.
  • 8Add shredded cheese and sour cream, stirring until incorporated.
  • 9Serve topped with croutons, more cheese, sour cream and/or chopped green onions.

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About Potato Soup With Ham

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Cream Soups, Pork
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Cream, #ham, #leftovers, #creamy




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