Creamy Loaded Baked Potato and Ham Soup is the perfect comfort food for a snowy evening!
Welcome to Week #3 of my edition of #SoupSaturday. If you’re just joining in let me introduce you to what I’ve started doing! Here is Southern Iowa, it starts getting pretty dang nippy outside in November and what better way than to enjoy a nice bowl of soup every Saturday?!
Well…. bad news. Snow started falling from the sky yesterday…. yes that’s horrible, because it means it gets super cold and it makes caring for the cows that much harder. Ugh. I used to love winter because it meant shorter days, warm soup, and snowmobiling. Now days, I just plain ol’ hate it. It’s nasty stuff. The devil. You get the point, right?! What’s your thoughts on snow and winter?!
Regardless of how you feel about the white stuff…. this Creamy Loaded Baked Potato and Ham Soup is sure to hit the spot. I whipped it up for the Mr. for when he got home from the sale barn after the big calf sale. Spending all day in the weather sure takes a toll on you so a tasty hot soup is good for the belly!
You can whip this soup up on short notice as it takes less than 30 minutes! Also…No ham, but you have bacon? Substitute. It’s that simple! Pork is pork isn’t it??
- 6 cups potatoes, peeled and small diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 4 tablespoons water, cold
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups, ham, diced
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- To Taste salt
- To Taste pepper
- Optional garnish... shredded cheese, green onions
- In a stock pot combine the potatoes, onions and chicken stock.
- Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer until potatoes are tender.
- In a bowl, combine the flour and water, creating a roux. Pour into the stock pot.
- Return to a boil.
- Add ham and heat.
- Add heavy cream, season with salt and pepper, heating thoroughly.
- Serve with shredded cheese and or green onions.
- **If soup is too thin, make more roux starting with 1 tablespoon both flour and water until the thickness is achieved**
I hope you have enjoyed Week #3 of #SoupSaturday! If you’ve missed the previous weeks… be sure to check them out below!
You can stalk From Gate to Plate by following at these watering holes…
You may also be interested in: