Slow-Cooked Potato Soup Recipe
"I make this thick soup for St. Patrick's Day, and we always look forward to it," says Mary Jo O'Brien of Hastings, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:2 servings
- 2-3/4 cups cubed peeled potatoes, divided
- 1-1/3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
- 2/3 cup cubed fully cooked ham
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Dash pepper
- 1/4 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- Milk, optional
- 1. Place 2 cups potatoes in a saucepan; add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat (do not drain). Mash potatoes; stir in butter.
- 2. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the ham, celery, onion, garlic powder, paprika, pepper and remaining cubed potatoes. Stir in mashed potatoes; top with cheese. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the sour cream until blended. Thin soup with milk if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
1-1/2 cups (calculated without milk) equals 643 calories, 37 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 127 mg cholesterol, 1,436 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein.
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