I am back with another one of our favorite, easy weeknight dinners. This Ham and Potato Soup Recipe is another recipe that EVERYONE in our family enjoys. With a family of 7, you know that finding a meal that makes everyone happy is not always an easy task.
This Ham and Potato Soup Recipe can be on the table in 30 minutes and is really easy to make. You do have to make a simple roux for this soup and even though that may sound intimidating if you have never made one before, it is actually very easy. Serve this with your favorite rolls and a side salad and you have a tasty meal for your family to enjoy.
Ham and Potato Soup Recipe
3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
Optional Toppings/Add In’s:
Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.
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