Thursday, January 15, 2015

Chunky Potato Soup

Chunky Potato Soup

3 medium red potatoes
2 c. water
1 small onion
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
crushed red pepper flakes
black pepper
3 c. milk
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 c. cubed cooked ham

1.  Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes.

2.  Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Set aside potatoes. Measure 1 c. cooking liquid, adding water, if necessary; set aside.

3.  Peel and finely chop onion. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion to saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and tender, but not brown.

4.  Add flour to saucepan; season with pepper flakes and black pepper to taste. Cook 3 to 4 minutes.

5.  Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 c. cooking liquid, milk and sugar to onion mixture in saucepan; stir well.  Add cheese and ham. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Store leftover, covered, in refrigerator.


  1. I love the ham addition to your potato soup! I've never thought to add ham but it sounds amazing. Such a good idea! I host a weekly link party called Your Turn To Shine and I'd like to invite you to link up with us. I know my readers would enjoy your recipes! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. It's a perfect day for a great bowl of Potato Soup. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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