Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ham and Potato Soup

We had some ham in the fridge that needed to be used and, again, opted for ham and potato soup using the recipe from Allrecipes.  The first time we made it, I didn’t think it had enough goodies, so we added more ham and potatoes this time.

Ham and potato Soup – Adapted from Allrecipes

7 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 cup diced cooked ham (Kentucky Legend)
2 1/4 cups chicken broth
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
3 cups milk

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 topped with your favorite garnish.

We all thought this was a very good version of a pretty basic and easy soup.  

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


2/2/17 Meal Date


  1. Larry, Now THIS is true comfort food. A big bowl of this soup with a nice hunk of crusty bread and a little Tabasco and I'd be good for the day... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. I haven't had ham and potato soup for years. Looks delish Larry.

  3. Homemade soups are the best. It looks hearty, comforting, and delicious.

  4. I made potato soup in my Vitamix two nights ago (didn't have any ham). I did have a little leftover chicken, so I threw that in for five seconds, and also dropped a handful of spinach leaves. It was pretty darned tasty. Thanx for sharing this recipe!

  5. Looks good to me! So hearty, creamy and chunky - just the way I like it!

  6. Delicious way to use up that ham, Larry! I love carrots added to most soups I make and LOTS of celery and onions :)

  7. This ham and potato soup looks absolutely delicious. I hope you saved a bowl for me!

  8. YUM... This one made my mouth water. I would LOVE it... Thanks for the recipe... (And--I'd definitely add cheese and green onions.)


  9. Looks terrific, Larry! I'd be adding all of those veggies, too; they make the soup so much better.

  10. Great, it looks delicious, Larry! Have never made it but I'll have to try your version because of the ham and celery and onions. Perfect for this chilly rainy day!

  11. I am going to have to try that. We just made carnitas in the crockpot that came out great.

  12. Dude! This looks great. I've got to make potato soup before the weather starts warming up.


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