Cheddar Ham and Potato Soup

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    This soup is smooth, creamy, cheesy and hearty. It is guaranteed to keep you warm through the cold winter months. Potatoes are simmered with ham and Cheddar cheese in a creamy soup base.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 475ml water
    • 310g peeled and cubed red potatoes
    • 50g melted butter
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 700ml milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 120g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 115g diced ham

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Using a medium sized stock pot bring water to the boil, add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain reserving 250ml liquid.
    2. Stir in butter, onion and flour. Season with salt and pepper. Gradually stir in potatoes, reserved liquid, milk, sugar, cheese and ham. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

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    Simple to make. Nice, creamy consistency. But, as a previous reviewer mentioned, the onions are still crunchy after 30 minutes simmer time (I even cooked them in the flour and butter for a couple minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients). I'd highly recommend cooking the onions in the butter first, until soft, then mixing in the flour, etc.  -  28 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great base recipe, but I did cook this a bit differently. I sauteed my onions, along with garlic, celery and carrot. Instead of adding flour to thicken, I opted for more potatoes which worked wonderfully. Didn't see the need for the sugar and because I had it in the house, I used crisply cooked bacon instead of the ham. Once the soup was done, I turned off the heat and then added the cheese. It melted in nicely and there was no separation. Also threw in a light sprinkling of cayenne pepper. Hubby and I were both thrilled with your recipe Debbie and thank you so much!  -  23 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really good. I did add more cheese. I was looking for a recipe that was like bob evans cheddar soup. This was really close. I added chopped bacon and green onion to the top and it was awsome!!  -  28 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)