Soups, Stews and Chowders - Out of this World! Ham & Potato Soup - 4 pts.




Rach331
12-27-2007, 02:36 PM
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup - 4 pts.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes Ready In: 45 Minutes
Yields: 8 servings

THIS SOUP IS AMAZING! MY BOYFRIEND REQUESTS ME TO MAKE IT (& HE DOESN'T KNOW IT'S HEALTHY!). IT'S GREAT BY ITSELF OR WITH A LOW-CALORIE ROLL ON THE SIDE.

INGREDIENTS:
3 1/2 cups peeled and diced
potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or
black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
DIRECTIONS:

Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.

In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.

Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

Serves 8: 196 cal, 10 g. fat, 2 g fiber = 4 pts. per serving.