This is especially good on a cold winter night along with hot rolls.

Donna
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes, onion, and cubed ham in large stockpot. Cover with water. Cook until potatoes are almost tender.

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  • Remove about one cup of the cooked potatoes and mash in a bowl with the back of a fork. Add some of the liquid from the pan (about a tablespoon at a time) along with the flour till you have a thick paste. Add this back to the pot.

  • Place the cheese (either whole of cubed) in the pot. Let the soup simmer until the cheese melts and is thick. Add ground black pepper to taste and stir in the milk.

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Nutrition Facts

321.4 calories; 19.9 g protein; 39.6 g carbohydrates; 41.8 mg cholesterol; 1293.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2005
FANTASTIC! I read the other reviews and made the following changes based on my families preferences and reviews. First I simmered a ham bone with ham (for the recipe), carrots and onion in 12 c. water for 2 hours. I removed bone and veggies and discarded. I then took out ham and chopped. I used exactly 6 cups of this broth to start this soup instead of water. I also chopped up the 2 onions very small and carmelized in olive oil before adding to the broth and ham. The rest I left intact except for substituting 1c. half & half for the 1 c. milk. I read where some reviwers didnt add the flour 'paste' and also left out the milk...I think if you don't use the flour 'paste' you wouldn't need the milk? The 6 c. broth (or water) is perfect. I used the full amount of cheese (velveeta) as this really is a HUGE pot of soup and I felt half wouldn't do the flavor justice. It was great!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2010
Just made it for the first time. Added chicken stock and garlic. Also simmered it with ham bone. Still found it bland. Read More
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265 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 203
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2005
FANTASTIC! I read the other reviews and made the following changes based on my families preferences and reviews. First I simmered a ham bone with ham (for the recipe), carrots and onion in 12 c. water for 2 hours. I removed bone and veggies and discarded. I then took out ham and chopped. I used exactly 6 cups of this broth to start this soup instead of water. I also chopped up the 2 onions very small and carmelized in olive oil before adding to the broth and ham. The rest I left intact except for substituting 1c. half & half for the 1 c. milk. I read where some reviwers didnt add the flour 'paste' and also left out the milk...I think if you don't use the flour 'paste' you wouldn't need the milk? The 6 c. broth (or water) is perfect. I used the full amount of cheese (velveeta) as this really is a HUGE pot of soup and I felt half wouldn't do the flavor justice. It was great!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2007
I own a restaurant and tried this soup as a lunch special it was a huge hit I did add some chicken soup broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
LOVE this soup!! I had an extra ham bone (well my mother-in-law gave it to me) so I simmered it for a few hours w/ 6 c. of water 2 carrots 2 celery stalks (w/ leaves) and an onion (discarding the veges before adding the other ingredients). Doing this made an excellent broth enhancing the flavor of the soup even more. I skimmed out most of the onion before adding the cheese because there was WAAAAYY to much. Next time I will add celery & carrots as well & maybe mash up a few more potatoes to thicken it some. Thanks Donna this is a great tasting soup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2003
This is very good basically a potato soup. By cooking the ham and potatoes together you will get a heartier tasting potato great idea. Bacon makes it great too! I toasted bread cubes seasoned with parmesean cheese in the oven for a great and tasty topper for your soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2003
Very very good! I added a few cloves of fresh garlic as well as some grated Swiss cheese. Since I didn't have Velveeta cheese I used about 8 ounces of fat-free cream cheese. This made for a very tasty creamy and lower-fat soup. I wil definitely make this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
I made this for a holiday party and both kids and adults loved it. I changed a few items because of what I had onhand. First I browned 1 1/2 small onions chopped in the big soup pot. 1 3/4 packages of instant mashed potatoes (10 servings) constituted with 3 cups of low-sodium chicken broth took the place of 7 potatoes and the smashing. I boiled the other 5 potatoes ham and onions in enough broth to cover. It seemed a little too thick so I added enough broth to make it soup-like. Then to get in some veggies I threw in 1 cup of frozen mixed at the end. At the party I served the soup from a crock pot on low. Don't recommend that because the soup burns on the side - not pretty. Definitely will make this again - mmm mmm! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2003
Hubby actually said "to die for" and my 6-year old also gave the thumbs up. A couple of changes: cut recipe in half added a stick of celery and a cube of veggie boullion used 1/2 pound of velveeta instead of a pound and forgot to add the milk. It was still fantastic thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2003
EXCELLENT! The best potato soup I have EVER had! I did however only use one onion and half the amount of cheese but it turned out PERFECT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
Loved it! My husband who is always a critic liked it a lot! My kids liked it as well. My changes were that I sauteed the onions with some chopped baby carrots and one chopped stick of celery in olive oil and then I added sour cream instead of milk. YUMMY and very Filling. Makes a lot of soup. If you have a small family I reccomend cutting the recipe down by half. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2010
Just made it for the first time. Added chicken stock and garlic. Also simmered it with ham bone. Still found it bland. Read More
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