This is a smooth creamy soup. Great for those cold winter days.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Using a medium sized stock pot bring water to a boil, add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain reserving 1 cup liquid.

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  • Stir in butter, onion and flour. Season with salt and pepper. Gradually stir in potatoes, reserved liquid, milk, sugar, cheese, and ham. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 12.3g 4% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 33.6mg 11% DV; sodium 277.3mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2005
Simple to make. Nice, creamy consistency. But, as a previous reviewer mentioned, the onions are still crunchy after 30 minutes simmer time (I even cooked them in the flour and butter for a couple minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients). I'd highly recommend cooking the onions in the butter first, until soft, then mixing in the flour, etc. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/13/2007
This had absolutely no flavor. I had to throw it out. Bummer. Read More
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175 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 61
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2005
Simple to make. Nice, creamy consistency. But, as a previous reviewer mentioned, the onions are still crunchy after 30 minutes simmer time (I even cooked them in the flour and butter for a couple minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients). I'd highly recommend cooking the onions in the butter first, until soft, then mixing in the flour, etc. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2007
Great base recipe, but I did cook this a bit differently. I sauteed my onions, along with garlic, celery and carrot. Instead of adding flour to thicken, I opted for more potatoes which worked wonderfully. Didn't see the need for the sugar and because I had it in the house, I used crisply cooked bacon instead of the ham. Once the soup was done, I turned off the heat and then added the cheese. It melted in nicely and there was no separation. Also threw in a light sprinkling of cayenne pepper. Hubby and I were both thrilled with your recipe Debbie and thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2005
This was really good. I did add more cheese. I was looking for a recipe that was like bob evans cheddar soup. This was really close. I added chopped bacon and green onion to the top and it was awsome!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2003
this soup was very good. We all three loved it. The best potato soup I've ever had. I had to add about a half cup more cheese. If you want the potatoes to stay in "chunks" then don't boil so long after all of the ingredients are combined. Very good though. the second time i made it we left out the ham it was still very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2006
As with every good recipe you must add your own touch. I doubled the recipe. Sauteed the onions in the butter until soft. I prefer dishes without meat so I used previously frozen chopped broccoli. Added lots of black pepper celery salt parsley and chives to taste!! Easy and hearty!! Even my husband liked it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
My husband made this and the family absolutely loved it! He did add quite a bit more cheese to the soup than the recipe called for though. Next time I would like the onions sauteed before adding as they were still a little crunchy for my taste. Great with crusty bread and butter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
This was really good. I have made this twice so far. The second time I used chicken stock to boil the potatoes along with the onions. Our family doesn't eat pork so I jazzed the soup up with a bit of Monterrey pepper jack cheese. Perfecto. This recipe is a keeper. I think next time I'll try a gourmet version leeks a mix of Gruyere and white cheddar. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/13/2007
This had absolutely no flavor. I had to throw it out. Bummer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2007
Very good. I added corn celery liquid smoke and carrots and sauteed the onions in the melted butter first to soften them. Next time I will substitute corn starch mixed with cold water for the flour to reduce the flour taste. It would still be a bit bland. Needs jazzed up somehow. Read More
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