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Creamed Cabbage and Ham Soup

 Creamed Cabbage and Ham Soup
Here's a delicious use of the ham and cabbage combination. A thick and hearty soup combined with subtle flavors, it is a favorite meal on our table during the winter months.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 medium head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine broth and vegetables. Cover and simmer until
  • vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour. Gradually add milk
  • and cream; cook and stir until thickened. Stir into vegetable
  • mixture. Add ham, salt, pepper and thyme; heat through. Garnish with
  • parsley. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 262 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 1,262 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 12 g protein.