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Cheesy Ham 'N' Potato Soup

 Cheesy Ham 'N' Potato Soup
When I'm in the mood for comfort food, I prepare a pot of this soup. It is always a treat on a cool fall day.—Melissa Sherlock, Omaha, Nebraska
7 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed and chopped


  • In a saucepan, bring potatoes and water to a boil. Cover and cook for
  • 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking
  • liquid; set potatoes and liquid aside.
  • In a large saucepan, saute ham and onion in butter until onion is
  • tender. Stir in the flour and pepper until smooth; gradually add
  • milk and reserved cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for
  • 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low. Add the cheese,
  • broccoli and reserved potatoes; cook and stir until cheese is melted
  • and soup is heated through. Yield: 7 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 334 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 614 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.