Ham, Cheddar and Potato Soup


A few of us split a pig, and Rachel was super awesome and made a delicious ham stock.  Nestled away in my fridge, I decided it was the perfect base to a comfort food soup for Sunday night.  So, I set out to make something new and delicious, and made a Ham, Cheddar and Potato Soup!


20 oz ham/chicken/vegetable stock

1 small onion

2 medium carrots

2 stalks celery

1 1/2 lbs potatoes

1 1/2 lbs ham

2 cups cheddar

2 cups milk

5 tbsp flour

5 tbsp butter



garlic powder

green onions

  1. Pour stock in a large dutch oven or soup pot
  2. Chop celery, carrots, onion, potato, and ham and toss in a pot.

allinpot3. Bring pot to boil and let boil until potatoes are soft (about 15 mins or so)

4. Meanwhile in a medium-sized sauce pan, melt 5 tbsp of butter

5. Gradually add 5 tbsp of flour and whisk for a few minutes until you have a thick, pasty roux

6. Add 2 cups of milk and 2 cups of cheddar and whisk for 5 minutes, or until you have a nice thick sauce


7. Pour milk mixture into big pot with veggies and ham and stir

8. Serve with chopped green onions on top


You can easily make this a vegetarian soup by replacing the ham with beans and using vegetable stock.


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