i made this soup last month, when we had an abnormally rainy and cold day smack in the middle of the summer. now that fall has shown up with rain and cooler temperatures, it's a great time to bring soup back in the regular rotation. this soup is rich and creamy from the potatoes and cheese and perfectly salty with the ham. if you want a meatless meal, simply omit the ham. the only thing i will do differently next time: top with crispy bacon.
cheesy potato soup with ham
adapted from cooking light
30 minutes, serves 4
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 cups (about 1 pound) chopped red potatoes
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1 cup cubed ham
1 cup cheddar cheese
pinch red pepper flakes
2 green onions, sliced
- melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. add the onion and saute until tender, about five minutes. sprinkle with flour and cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
- add potatoes, milk, broth and water and bring to a boil. cover, reduce heat to simmer, and cook 10 minutes.
- add the ham, cheese, and red pepper. stirring continuously, cook about 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. top each bowl with sliced green onions.