Ham and Potato Soup

    45 min

    This chunky, creamy potato soup with diced cooked ham is a meal in itself! You can try usinig smoked ham for a change of flavour.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g peeled and diced potatoes
    • 40g diced celery
    • 50g finely chopped onion
    • 85g diced cooked ham
    • 775ml water
    • 2 chicken stock cubes
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
    • 75g butter
    • 5 tablespoons plain flour
    • 500ml milk

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to the boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock cubes, salt and pepper.
    2. 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.
    3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

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    Used different ingredients. I actually didn't use ham, but used diced bacon instead just becasue that's what I had - still great!  -  06 Jan 2009


    Wonderful soup, I will make this again and again. I froze one portion, just to test. I then slowly reheated from frozen with a couple of tbsp of milk. Worked out just fine, of course not as good as fresh, but still good. I used firm potatoes, so they didn't end up too mushy after freezing.  -  02 Nov 2010


    This soup really is delicious and so easy to make. It was an instant hit with all the family. Apart from doubling the ingredients I followed the recipe exactly, just adding a few left over mushrooms that I had. I will certainly be making this soup again, perfect think chunky soup to ward off the cold weather!!!  -  21 Feb 2010