Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Easy Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

Do you like to channel your inner Soup Nazi like I do? Every so often, I dig into my archives and update old blog recipes with new photos and wording. Today, I'm going to share a recipe for Easy Ham and Potato Soup...this is a super simple recipe that's great to throw together on a busy weeknight. Perfect for cold weather!

Easy Ham and Potato Soup 
adapted from allrecipes

3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes (I was in too much of a hurry to cube anything. I just chopped 'em up into bits)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion (I used onion flakes)
1 cube chicken bullion
1 cup water
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
2 tsp. all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded American cheese
1 cup chopped ham

1. In a large stock pot, add potatoes, celery, onion, chicken bullion, water, and parsley flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until vegetables become tender.

2. In a separate bowl, mix flour and milk. Once it is well blended, add to soup mixture and cook until soup becomes thick. (I added slightly more flour to make a thicker soup)

3. Stir in cheese, cooked ham, or hamburger, and simmer until cheese is melted. (I added the cheese to the individual servings because T is weird and hates cheese)

Note: You could totally skip the ham and this would still be yummy with the cheese! Also, I have found that it is way easier to just buy the small cans of Hormel ham from the grocery and chop it up. No one seems to notice the difference.

Is soup one of your comfort food meals for cold weather? What's your favorite kind?

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