Ham & Cheese Soup

Michelle Koletar/Mertz


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.


★★★★★ 4 votes

10 Min
25 Min


  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    diced onion
  • 1/3 c
  • 5 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 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

How to Make Ham & Cheese Soup


  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.

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About Ham & Cheese Soup

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

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