Oct 12, 2009

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

I don't usually post recipes, but I found this recipe on allrecipe.com and let me tell you, it is about the best ham and potato soup I have ever tasted.

Not only is it really yummy, but it is fast and easy to make. I made a batch other day and we nearly woofed down the entire pot.

PREP TIME 20 Min
COOK TIME 25 Min
READY IN 45 Min

INGREDIENTS

* 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
* 1/3 cup diced celery
* 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
* 3/4 cup diced cooked ham
* 3 1/4 cups water
* 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
* 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
* 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
* 5 tablespoons butter
* 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 2 cups milk

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

**My notes: I sauteed the onions and celery for a few minutes in a little bit of oil before adding the water and potatoes. I also used 3 bouillon cubes instead of the granules and I added the cubes with the water. I also omitted the salt as the bouillon cubes make it plenty salty.

Enjoy!

PHOTO BY: cookin'mama

11 comments:

T~T said...

sounds and looks delicious - these days I am really in to soup- just wish my kids would eat it!

K said...

now that is kindness- that you, a warm weather beachy girl, would share a cozy potato soup recipe! Can I tell you how good that sounds as I look out at overcast skies and barely 40 degree temps? Might be on the menu tomorrow!!
:-)

Jen said...

Oh man that looks good and I could totally use a bowl right now. It is freezing here.

Alicia said...

Oh, that looks so good! It's perfect for this cold weather we're finally experiencing!!

blueviolet said...

That sounds so good! They sell that diced ham in packages so it makes this so easy. Yay!

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm not a big soup eater but that looks delicious.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Good to know!!!!! Sounds wonderful!!!!!!!

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmm. That does sound delicious!

Karine said...

It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Tia said...

I'm always looking for a great fast hearty meal for my family. This one seems like it could hit the spot. Thanks for sharing =)

Kuntal Ghosh said...

I love any soup very much. Potato Soup is so much delicious I like this.

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