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Chunky Cheese Soup

Although winters in Virginia are not necessarily harsh, it still gets cold enough to chill you to the bones. This tasty soup warms you through and through.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender. Add ham.
  • In another saucepan, melt the butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted; add to the soup.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 267 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 936mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.

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