Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yummy Ham and Potato Soup

I already have an amazing Cheesy Potato Soup recipe. Oh boy! It is fantastic! But that recipe calls for bacon and I had some ham to use up. I am sure I could have substituted the ham for the bacon just fine, but I love it with bacon, so I found a recipe that calls for ham.

This new Ham and Potato Soup is every bit fantastic as my Cheesy Potato Soup. I didn't think anything could compare to my other potato soup recipe. I guess potato soup recipes, at least these 2, are like kids. They are very different, but I love them just the same! The whole family loved it too.

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

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. 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.
Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

Recipe from All Recipes.

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