Friday, December 27, 2013

Got leftover holiday ham? Whip up a pot of Cheddar Ham Soup

Cheddar Ham Soup - Recipe from Taste of Home

7 Servings
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

2 cups diced peeled potatoes
2 cups water
1/2 cup sliced carrot
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups 2% milk
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 cup frozen peas

In a large saucepan, combine the potatoes, water, carrot and onion.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or
until tender.

Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until
smooth. Gradually add the milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil;
cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese until
melted. Stir into undrained potato mixture. Add ham and peas; heat
through. Yield: 7 servings.

**I am boiling the ham bone in water to flavor the 2 cups of water and omitting the salt. I don't have any peas, so I'm going to add a few more potatoes.