I had some ham left over from the Holiday so I decided to prepare this Ham and Potato Soup Recipe. I made a few minor changes to the recipe; mainly to increase the hardiness of the ingredients. This is a simple recipe and there’s a good chance if you have left over ham from the holiday, you may have all the ingredients on hand. This is a basic recipe so I’m sure if you wanted to spice it up a little, it would work out very well. I thought this dish was excellent just the way it is written.
If you have some left over ham on hand give this Ham and Potato Soup Recipe a try. Enjoy
- 5 cups potatoes (peeled and diced)
- ⅓ cup diced celery
- ⅓ cup onion (finely chopped)
- 2 cups cooked ham (cut into cubes)
- 3¼ cups water
- 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- Parsley for garnish (optional)
- In a large sauce pan or stockpot mix together the potatoes, celery, ham and onion. Stir in the chicken bouillon and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender.
- Melt the butter in a medium size sauce pan and whisk in the flour. Slowly add the milk stirring constantly while bringing the mixture to a boil. Cook until sauce is smooth and thickened.
- Stir the white sauce into the soup mixture, salt and pepper to taste, bring the soup back to a boil. Remove from the heat and serve hot.