Potato N’ Ham Soup is just plain good eatin’.
I love soup and it doesn’t matter if it is a crisp cool day or a hot and humid day…I love soups.
I had baked a honey glazed ham over the week-end and decided to make soup with the left over ham.
Yes, I had already made ham sandwiches which are really the best sandwiches ever….but I still had a bit of ham left so I chopped it up and added it to potato soup.
Potato soup has always been my quick “go to” soup as I can have it ready to eat and on the table in about 10 minutes.
Dicing the potatoes and onions makes them cook quickly and I have to confess that when my children were little, potato soup became an almost staple for quick lunches.
You can also use carrots or whatever you have in your pantry…but I used celery and onion and a bit of chicken broth for added flavor.
A chicken bouillon cube could be added, but I tend to stay away from them as they can have quite a bit of sodium.
So whether it is to warm you up on a cool day or to just have a quick great tasting soup for lunch…I recommend potato soup and if you have left over ham….WOW! you have a meal in one.
If you want a creamier base to your potato soup…add heavy cream in place of the milk.
Do you my dear readers like soups?
Do you have a favorite “go to” soup?
Enjoy! and have a blessed day.
- 2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
- 3 tablespoons diced celery
- 3 tablespoons chopped onion
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- Salt to taste
- Freshly ground black or white pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup milk
- Place water in a large pot and bring to a boil
- Add the potatoes, celery, and onion and cook until the potatoes are tender
- Add the ham and let simmer for about five minutes while you make the thickener
- Over low heat....melt the butter in a small sauce pan, stir in the flour making sure the flour has time to cook through....about 2 minutes
- Add the milk and allow the mixture to thicken while stirring constantly
- Add the thickened mixture to the potatoes and ham and simmer while the flavors meld.
- Serve the soup with a sprinkle of grated cheese and chopped green onion if desired
- If you prefer a thicker soup, drain the potatoes and ham mixture and then add your thickened milk
- You can also use heavy cream in place of milk for a richer soup
Hi Kari, I was just looking at my leg of prosciutto, its a little worse for wear following the party on Saturday but I think there is still plenty of ham to be carved or slivered before it can be used for my go to… lentil, sweet potato and carrots soup. Our weather certainly calls for a warming soup today.
Hugs from across the pond xx
sounds yummy…love sweet potato and carrots…can you share your recipe?
thanks for stopping by Ross….