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Potato and Ham Soup


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Cold days call for a warm soup.  That’s what Wednesday’s are all about.  Tonight I’m going to share a simple, flavorful soup….almost a chowder.  This one is my wife’s recipe.  She gets the credit!  Like most soups, it’s a refrigerator cleaner.  Not a lot of prep time required and very filling.  Fix this one on a cold ugly night and get ready to get warmed head to toe.

Potato and Ham Soup


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup whole kernel corn
  • 2 cups leftover ham, cubed
  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter


In a large saucepan over medium heat, pour in the olive oil.  When hot add onion, celery, carrots and corn.  Cook until veggies are soft.  Add ham and potatoes and cook for a few minutes.  Add salt, pepper and water.  Bring to a boil and then turn down to simmer until potatoes are done.  In a separate bowl, mix flour and one cup milk, blending well.  Add flour mixture, butter, chicken broth and remaining milk .  Simmer on medium for about 20 minutes or until heated through and thickened.  Cooling soup slightly before serving will thicken the soup.   Enjoy!

Categories : Soups and Salads

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