Cheddar ham and vegetable soup

Cheddar ham and vegetable soup

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About this recipe: This soup is rich, creamy and delicious. Ham and vegetables are simmered together in a cheesy soup base. Enjoy with a crusty bread roll, if desired.


Serves: 6 

  • 75g margarine
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 button mushrooms, chopped
  • 70g chopped ham
  • 60g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1 litre milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 225g grated mature Cheddar cheese
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. In a large heavy saucepan, melt margarine. Add carrots, celery, onion, green pepper, mushrooms and ham; cook over medium heat until vegetables are crisp tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not brown.
  2. Stir in flour and cornflour; cook, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes. Add stock and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened. Add milk, paprika, cayenne and mustard.
  3. Stir in cheese gradually, stirring until cheese is melted. To avoid curdling, do not allow soup to boil after cheese is added. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve piping hot.

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