Keyword: ham and potato soup
Prep Time: 20 minutes minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes minutes
Total Time: 1 hour hour
Author: Laureen King
Ham and Potato Soup is comfort food at its finest! This recipe is easy to prepare, hearty and delicious!
- 5 cups potatoes peeled and cubed
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup leeks finely sliced, white and light green parts only
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic finely minced
- ½ cup celery diced
- 2 cups ham chopped
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups milk
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- salt season to taste
In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter.
Add the onion, leeks, celery, and garlic. Sauté until soft.
Stir in the ham and cook until the ham is heated. Transfer to large soup pot.
Using the same skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in the flour and continue to cook until browned.
Stir in the chicken stock, and whisk continuously until there are no lumps and mixture comes to a boil.
Pour in the milk, and stir until the mixture comes to a slow boil and thickens a bit.
Add the creamy broth to the ham and vegetables.
Stir in the potatoes, ground pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and let simmer for 30 to 40 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
Season to taste with salt.
Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 941mg | Potassium: 1092mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg