Ham and Cheese Soup Recipe

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While I was growing up, my family had a big garden. Mom would turn that produce into some wonderful meals...that's where I get my love of cooking. I share one of my favorite recipes with your here.—Paul Miller, Green Bay, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 pound process American cheese, cubed
  • Popped popcorn, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 392 calories, 27g fat (16g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 1492mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion, celery, carrot, parsley and garlic in butter for 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in flour, mustard and pepper. Add ham; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add broth and milk; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cheese; reduce heat. Cook and stir until cheese is melted (do not boil). Garnish serving with popcorn if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ham and Cheese Soup in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p47

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 5996
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"I thought that this was a great tasting and quick soup. The ham and cheese flavor is very tasty and my kids really enjoyed it. Paired with rolls, it's a great meal. It also comes together very quickly, which I like."

jeffkris User ID: 2244720 11080
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"I would use hamburger in place of ham next time. Also, I wouldn't use as much garlic."

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