Cheesy Ham & Potato Soup

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.


6 servings

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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 12 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, 1015 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.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 567

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38g 58%

Saturated Fat 23g 114%

Cholesterol 131mg 43%

Sodium 580mg 24%

Carbs 24g 8%

Protein 33g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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