Smoked Ham n Cheese Potato Soup

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Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

A simple yet tasty soup and another great way to use up leftover holiday ham.

I used my potato soup recipe (that we eat often) and simply added the ham and cheese. I used a smoked ham which gave this soup a nice smokey flavor. If you don't have smoked ham, you could used a smoked cheese if you want that smokey flavor.

Even though I have not added it before, I think broccoli would be a great addition to this soup.

Hope you enjoy.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 5 to 6 medium
    potatoes, peeled and sliced or cubed
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, chopped (can use dried onion flakes)
  • 1 stalk(s)
    celery, sliced
  • ·
    chicken broth or stock (enough to cover potatoes)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 c
    ham, cubed (i used leftover ham that we had smoked)
  • 1 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded (i used sharp)
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour for thickening
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste (may need to add salt only after tasting, ham and cheese are pretty salty)

How to Make Smoked Ham n Cheese Potato Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Add potatoes, onion and celery to a med/large pot; add just enough stock to cover potatoes.
  2. Over a medium heat; cook until potatoes start to get tender. Add ham and cheese. Reduce heat and continue to simmer.
  3. I like to thicken this soup so I make a paste with the flour and cream. Use about 1/4 of cup of the cream to make the paste. Once creamy and no lumps stir in remaining cream; stir this mixture into soup. Continue to cook just until it begins to thicken and potatoes are tender. Don't over cook. Serve with a nice hot buttered crusty roll if desired.

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About Smoked Ham n Cheese Potato Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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