This is a soup for when the weather is bitter and you crave serious, starchy comfort food. I put this together one night when I couldn't decide whether to make potato, ham, or broccoli-cheese soup - the result is a complete meal in a bowl.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Cook and stir celery, onion, carrot, and garlic until the onion is translucent. Stir in potatoes, chicken stock, cayenne, thyme, and parsley. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat. Simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • Mix egg and flour together in a bowl using a fork until the mixture resembles grains of rice.

  • Stir ham and milk into the stock pot and allow the soup to return to a simmer. Slowly sprinkle the flour mixture into the soup, stirring constantly to prevent clumps. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in broccoli and Cheddar cheese. Cook until the broccoli is tender and the Cheddar cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

544 calories; 29.8 g total fat; 112 mg cholesterol; 1189 mg sodium. 42.8 g carbohydrates; 27.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Very good! This did just hit the spot on a cold winter day here in Minnesota! I added more potato and celery than stated I also heavied up on the cheese just because it looked so good. But Im sure this is a delicious recipe just as it is for sure! My family gobbled this up! A note on the 'dumplings' They are really just a very small noodle rather than an actual dumpling but I believe they added an extra texture that really made this recipe tasty so I would recommend keeping them. Trust the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2010
The soup was okay we didn't love it. The cheese didn't melt all the way at the end - it just clumped on to the ham. I couldn't figure out the dumplings. I just ended up with a hard ball of dough! Read More
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87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Very good! This did just hit the spot on a cold winter day here in Minnesota! I added more potato and celery than stated I also heavied up on the cheese just because it looked so good. But Im sure this is a delicious recipe just as it is for sure! My family gobbled this up! A note on the 'dumplings' They are really just a very small noodle rather than an actual dumpling but I believe they added an extra texture that really made this recipe tasty so I would recommend keeping them. Trust the recipe! Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Very good! This did just hit the spot on a cold winter day here in Minnesota! I added more potato and celery than stated I also heavied up on the cheese just because it looked so good. But Im sure this is a delicious recipe just as it is for sure! My family gobbled this up! A note on the 'dumplings' They are really just a very small noodle rather than an actual dumpling but I believe they added an extra texture that really made this recipe tasty so I would recommend keeping them. Trust the recipe! Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2009
We loved this! I wasn't sure how the dumpling would work but it did! Thanks for the great use of broccoli! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2010
My family loved this soup! It was easy and had so much flavor!! I omitted the thyme because I didnt have any and subbed velveeta for the chedder. I will be making this often! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2011
did not add dumplings. added cauliflower. Everyone loved it. Very good soup Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2010
This was very good. Next time I would puree the mixture before adding the dumplings because I felt the veggie chunks overshadowed the texture of the dumplings. I had leftover kielbasa so I used that in place of the ham and it worked great. I have had this in my box to try for over 1 year. I am so glad I finally tried it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
This recipe made for a great dinner! The only downside was that the prep time took longer than expected. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
It was fantastic and very easy to make. However it did seem a little thick so I used more milk than it called for and I substituted the ham with bacon. It was a great meal for such a cold day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2010
I would definitely give this a five star rating. The dumplings are great. I didn't have any ham around so I substituted about 6 strips of maple bacon and it was delicious! I will definitely make this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
Yum loved this recipe! I had never made dumplings so I was skeptical about how they would turn out--but they gave the soup good texture and I was pleased with the results. I would call this a chowder instead of a soup because it's so thick and hearty-might add more liquid next time. Well done! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2010
The soup was okay we didn't love it. The cheese didn't melt all the way at the end - it just clumped on to the ham. I couldn't figure out the dumplings. I just ended up with a hard ball of dough! Read More
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