Monday, March 17, 2008

#5 Ham & Potato Soup

Happy St. Patty's Day

We are going to try this for the first time tonight. I thought it sounded pretty St. Patricey. It also looks fast, easy and delicious!


3 1/2 cups peeled & 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 T chicken bouillon granules
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
5 T butter
5 T all-purpose flour
2 cups milk


Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham & water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt & 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. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4-5 minutes.

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

Nutritional Info:

Makes 8 Servings.

196 Calories per serving, 10.4g fat, 30mg Cholesterol, 422mg Sodium, 19.9 total carbs, 6.1g protein.

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Kim said...

We had this last night and it was delicious!!! It did not turn out as thick as I thought it would, I was expecting clam chowder thickness. I would put in less pepper too. But otherwise it was fabulous and definitely a keeper.

Sylvia said...

I made this last night. MMmm, good!

I didn't measure the potatoes or ham. Just chopped some up.