Thursday, April 12, 2012

Quick Ham and Potato Soup

Spring in Utah is rather unpredictable. We started the week with temperatures in the 80's today we are in the 40's. So it's still soup weather.
My daughter Amber sent me this recipe, she said, "It's is quick to make, perfect for a play date." Amber has 4 children under 8--she knows plenty about play dates.
It is quick, delicious and the timing is perfect, we have holiday ham to use. So enjoy this easy delicious soup, it's not just for kids.

 Quick Ham and Potato Soup
2 cups water
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cups diced celery
1/4 cup chopped onions
2 cups diced potatoes (small)
combine in a large pot. Boil 10-12 minutes until potatoes are tender. DO NOT DRAIN

Cheddar Cheese Sauce
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk or Half & Half (the richer the milk, the thicker the chowder)
2 cups cheese, grated
1 cup ham, cubed
In a saucepan melt butter. Add flour and stir until smooth and bubbly. Slowly add milk using a a whisk to keep mixture smooth. Cook until thickened. Add grated cheese and stir until melted.
Add cheese sauce and cubed ham to veggies. Heat through.

                                                            Maya, Amelia, Amber


mireia badia said...

I love soups, any kind! This looks perfect for a cold spring evening!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

such a lovely picture!! I'm looking for a soup tonight - so thanks for this!!
mary x

Cakelaw said...

This soup looks delish. I like pea and ham soup, so ham and potato is a no brainer for goodness.

Kayte said...

Play dates for adults as well...this would be a wonderful pre-movie night supper. Thanks for recipe. Lovely photo of your three girls pretty one and all.

Loveforfood said...

I am sure the flavors of this are wonderful but I have to say I am really loving the colors

The Better Baker said...

I love thick creamy soups! YUUUMMMM-OOOOOO!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I love creamy soups and this looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Lizzy said...

We're having the same up and down temps! Soup sounds wonderful...especially yours :)

Michelles Tasty Creations said...


I followed you over from Mix it up Monday and this looks delicious! I am always looking for a new soup recipe.

I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at

Have a great day,