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Alright so I might be a bit early,
but I love fall!!!
As much as I love summer, I am absolutely sick of it and ready for the colder weather, comfy clothes, rainy days and soup 🙂
And I don’t have to worry about fitting in a bikini so that’s definitely a plus!
And I am finally allowed to eat soup. Without feeling like a complete weirdo! I mean cmon soup in the middle of summer? When It’s 110F outside?
Yes, I love me some good soup.
It’s comforting, easy-peasy to make, only 1 pot needed! and super tasty 🙂
And this soup definitely does not disappoint!
It’s light yet creamy, packed with ham, potatoes, a little cheese and some veggies!
The perfect soup for fall (or summer)!
Comments: Hearty soup that is filling and great on your wallet! Leftovers are fantastic!
Will I make it again? Yes 🙂
Ham and Potato Soup
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 1 1/2 cup ham, cubed
- 4 cups diced potatoes
- 3 1/2 cups chicken broth, reduced sodium
- 1 chicken bouillon cube, crushed
- 4 tbsp butter
- 4 tbsp flour
- 2 cups milk (I used skim)
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- salt and pepper
In a dutch oven over medium high heat, heat the oil. When hot (but not smoking) add the onions. Cook for 3 mins. Add the garlic and celery and cook for another 2 mins. Add the ham, potatoes, broth and crushed bouillon cube. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15mins.
In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and stir to combine. Cook for 1 min. Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly, breaking up any lumps.
Add the milk mixture to the potato soup and stir to combine. Cook for 20mins.
Add the peas and cook for 5 mins.
Turn the heat off and add the cheese. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with toasted bread and extra cheese sprinkled on top.