Soups…not something we’ve covered very much here on Griffin’s Grub. It’s not that we don’t make them, we do quite a lot of them. They are cheap, filling and warm the body and soul. Even better, they are a great way to
get rid of use leftovers. Like that Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham we cooked this past weekend. This is a simple soup that you can have ready in 30 minutes, yet still pack a ton of flavor. Creamy, cheesy and just a little bit smokey from the ham (don’t worry, it’s not too much). Perfect for the cooler months coming your way. And don’t worry if you haven’t smoked a ham for leftovers. Any ham will do.
- 2 cups diced peeled potatoes
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup sliced carrot
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 1 cup frozen peas
- In a large saucepan, combine the potatoes, water, carrot and onion. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
- Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add the milk, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Stir in cheese until melted.
- Stir into undrained potato mixture.
- Add ham and peas; heat through.
That wasn’t too hard, now was it? I told you it would be easy.
Super simple, cheap and fast to get on the table, but not lacking in flavor. Perfect for a weekday cook and using up those leftovers. If you are looking for a soup to cook as the weather starts to get cooler, look no further.