Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tempt my Tummy Tuesday

I have been on a soup kick lately. It could be its because it is soooooo cold here. This soup is Fantastic, easy and cheap! You won't be disappointed! ( You can also add finely chopped jalapeno peppers for an extra kick ) Clink on the icon above to see more awesome recipe's!

Ham potato cheddar soup

5 or 6 potatoes cut into chunks

2 cups water

1 small onion

3 tablespoons of butter

3 tablespoons all purpose flour

crushed red pepper flakes ( optional)

ground black pepper

3 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon sugar

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup cubed cooked ham

Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes

Bring water to a boil in large saucepan. Add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Set aside potatoes. Measure 1 cup cooking liquid, adding water, if necessary: set aside.

Peel and finely chop onion. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion to saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and tender, but not brown.

Add flour to saucepan: season with pepper flakes and black pepper to taste. Cook 3 to 4 minutes.

Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, milk and sugar to onion mixture in saucepan; stir well. Add cheese and ham. Simmer over low heat 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Store leftovers, covered, in refrigerator.


MOMMY-MOMO said...

this looks great! thanks :) Just stopped by your blog for the first time. I like it! I will be coming back :)

Brenda said...

I have everything on hand, I should make this !

Kristen said...

This looks really yummy. I like to serve soup once a week. I will have to put this in the rotation.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I have been doing lots of soup, too. My 19 month old daughter LOVES soup. I think I could give her soup everyday and she would be happy. I know this recipe would be a winner, with her.