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Ham 'n' Swiss Soup

 Ham 'n' Swiss Soup
Chock-full of ham and broccoli, this flavorful soup is sure to warm spirits on a cool day. Add buttermilk biscuits and a simple spinach salad topped with bottled Italian dressing. Or, bake up golden corn bread muffins and open a can of fruit cocktail to complete this memorable meal.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth;
  • gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thickened. Add broccoli and onion; cook and stir until
  • crisp-tender. Add the ham, cream and thyme; heat through. Stir in
  • the cheese until melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 595 calories, 48 g fat (28 g saturated fat), 179 mg cholesterol, 1,681 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.