Potato and ham soup recipe, with ham, cheese, potatoes, and seasonings. Garnish this potato soup with fresh chopped parsley or chives.
- 2 cups red potatoes, peeled & cubed
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, chopped fine
- 3 tablespoons flour
- cayenne pepper
- black pepper
- 3 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cooked, cubed ham
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, (4 ounces)
- fresh chopped parsley or chives for garnish, if desired
Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain; reserve 1 cup of the cooking
liquid. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook,
stirring, until tender. Stir in flour; season with red and black pepper.
Cook for about 3 more minutes, stirring. Add potatoes, reserved liquid,
milk, and salt; stir well. Add ham; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring
frequently. Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes. Add cheese;
stir until melted. Top with fresh parsley or chives, if desired.
Serves 3 to 4.
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