A Cheddar cheese soup filled with chunks of vegetables and ham.

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Ingredients

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

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  • In a large saucepan, mix the water, potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, salt and pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

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  • Mix the ham into the vegetable mixture.

  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the flour until smooth. Slowly pour in the milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in the Cheddar cheese until melted.

  • Mix the melted cheese mixture with the vegetable mixture and serve.

Nutrition Facts

280.7 calories; protein 13.1g 26% DV; carbohydrates 14.5g 5% DV; fat 19.1g 29% DV; cholesterol 57.7mg 19% DV; sodium 873.5mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
This is the best ham potato and cheese soup I have ever had!!! It was so easy to make and tasted wonderful! It was a hit with my husband and son. I used Velveeta cheese in place of the shredded cheddar because I did not have any cheddar. It was so nice and creamy and full of flavor. Definately a keeper!!! Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2020
Instructions unclear I found it very difficult to go to Chuck E Cheese and kidnap the person who goes around in the Chuck E Cheese costume and throws tickets to all the kids but I got the job done and this was delicious. Read More
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
This is the best ham potato and cheese soup I have ever had!!! It was so easy to make and tasted wonderful! It was a hit with my husband and son. I used Velveeta cheese in place of the shredded cheddar because I did not have any cheddar. It was so nice and creamy and full of flavor. Definately a keeper!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2007
My husband loved this. I simmered the ham bone and used the broth in the soup along with the ham pieces. I didn't add any salt. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
This is my favorite soup of all time. The only change I made to the recipe is that I used chicken broth in place of the water to add more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2006
I followed it exactly and it turned out great! I cant even think of a way to change it unless you are counting calories! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
this is really really good as is...no need to add a thing. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
Yummy!! Basic ingredients and easy to make. If you like cream/cheese soups then this is a must. The ONLY change I made was 1/2 velveeta and 1/2 cheddar. Thanks for the great soup recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
This is really great. I didn't have any ham at hand but I substituted smoked turkey and it still turned out fine. I made this for myself but my mom came by and tried some...and then took what I had planned to be leftovers. But tis a compliment nonetheless. Thank you! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2009
This was a good way to use left over ham. My situation was similar to the previous poster I needed to make 12 servings and I did not have celery. So I substituted the salt for celery salt but only added two teaspoons (for 12 servings 2.5 tsp was indicated) of this. The ham I used was leftover shank I had in the freezer - no bone I used that for ham and bean soup and I did add a bit more than the recipe states. I also added a little more water than called for because I wanted to simmer it longer. I also had to substitute some of the cheddar cheese for american and mozzerella. All in all very good and simple to do in a pinch. Note: my soup looked more orange and 'cheesy' than in the picture. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2011
The only rerason I'm giving it 4 stars is because I have added some processed cheese as some reviewers suggested trust me it does give that extra creamy texture that this soup needs. Regardless - it was a hit and I will definetly make it again. IMO best cheese soop on this site. Straight to my recipe box. Oh and btw don't overdo the ham putting in too much will interfere with the rest of the flavours in this delish! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2020
Instructions unclear I found it very difficult to go to Chuck E Cheese and kidnap the person who goes around in the Chuck E Cheese costume and throws tickets to all the kids but I got the job done and this was delicious. Read More