Lunch / Dinner
Cheesy Ham & Potato Soup
A cheesy potato and ham soup is comfort food at its best. Put the beans aside, and grab some ham, Cheddar, and potatoes. This pot of gold is a delight to eat — it’s rich, creamy, and simply irresistible.
Test Kitchen Tip
Shredding your own cheese helps prevent a lumpy soup. Packaged shredded cheese contains an anti-caking agent that makes it difficult to achieve a smooth consistency in creamy soups.
Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; sweat until onions soften, about 5 minutes.
Stir in flour; cook 1–2 minutes. Add potatoes and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in broth and ham, and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until potatoes are fork-tender, 10–15 minutes.
Coarsely mash potatoes, then stir in half-and-half. Stir in Cheddar, a handful at a time, letting each addition fully melt before adding the next.
Off heat, stir in parsley and season soup with salt and pepper.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 23g 114%
Cholesterol 131mg 43%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Carbs 24g 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.