Cheesy ham and potato soup

 My husband’s friend gave us this delicious cheesy ham and potato recipe, and it’s a great one!  Our family needed a tasty soup for lunch and this one fit the bill.  You’re going to have trouble putting down your spoon when you taste the creamy, cheesy flavor of this soup.  The fact that it is packed with our favorite vegetables is another reason this is a new family favorite.  And with Easter dinner coming up, it will help you use up any left-over ham.  This soup would be great to serve at home, at a shower or even at a party. First peel and dice your potatoes into bite size pieces.

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Next chop your carrots.carrots-w

Then chop the red onion.

onion-wNext chop the celery into small pieces.celery-w

Now combine all of your vegetables in a large cooking pot.  Add just enough water to cover the vegetables.veggies-in-the-pan-w

Cook on the stovetop until boiling. Then lower heat and cook vegetables until they are soft. Drain water and mash half of the vegetables in the pot.mashing-veggies-w

Next add milk, half and half, Velveeta, ham, salt and pepper. Stir until Velvetta is melted and everything is mixed together. Turn down on the stovetop at the lowest setting for 1-2 hours stirring occasionally. Soup will thicken as it cooks. Then it’s time to enjoy.

 

Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 6-8 potatoes
  2. 1 cup chopped carrots
  3. 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  4. 1 cup finely chopped celery
  5. 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  6. 1 1/2 cups half and half
  7. 1 lb. Velveeta
  8. 1 lb. diced ham
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. First peel and dice your potatoes into bite size pieces. Next chop your carrots. Then chop the red onion. Next chop the celery into small pieces. Now combine all of your vegetables in a large cooking pot. Add just enough water to cover the vegetables. Cook on the stovetop until boiling. Then lower heat and cook vegetables until they are soft. Drain water and mash half of the vegetables in the pot. Next add milk, half and half, Velveeta, ham, salt and pepper. Stir until Velvetta is melted and everything is mixed together. Turn down on the stovetop at the lowest setting for 1-2 hours stirring occasionally. Soup will thicken as it cooks. Then it's time to enjoy.
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