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Chunky Potato and Ham Soup

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (14 Reviews)


This is an easy simmered potato soup made with the addition of diced ham and shredded Cheddar cheese.


  • 3 medium red potatoes, peeled, cut in small cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ground black pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cubed cooked ham
  • pepper to taste


Bring water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil; add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain; reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid (add water to measure 1 cup if necessary). Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sauté chopped onion in the hot butter until tender. Add flour to butter and onion mixture; stir until smooth. Season with a little pepper; continue to cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 cup of cooking liquid, and milk. Stir well; add cheese and ham. Simmer potato ham soup over low heat, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes.
Chunky potato ham soup serves 6 to 8.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Great Soup, Member Randy2604

I have made this soup many times over the last few years. I now make a bigger pot, because my family loves it. I use chicken broth instead of water, add fresh thyme at the end, and use plenty of sharp cheddar, as well as some grated Parmesan.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

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