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.
Makes 8 Servings.
196 Calories per serving, 10.4g fat, 30mg Cholesterol, 422mg Sodium, 19.9 total carbs, 6.1g protein.
This recipe came from Allrecipes.com.