Potato Soup With Ham

10
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

  • 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

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