|Easy Ham & Potato Soup ~ This was such a comforting and tasty meal. We'll be making it all winter!|
Yesterday afternoon, my son & I were watching cooking shows on PBS. (I know, my 8 year old will watch cooking shows with me ~ how cool is that? :) There was a recipe for a potato and leek soup that caught his eye and he decided that's what he wanted for dinner. I didn't have leeks, but I did have onion and some leftover Christmas ham in the freezer, so that's where the inspiration for this soup came from.
I threw in some-of-this and a bit-of-that. We all thought the soup was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Roy definitely wants me to make it again, so I thought I might as well share it on the blog. Hope you like it as much as we did. It certainly was easy enough to make and using the condensed soup/leftover ham made it super simple and quick. Enjoy!
Easy Ham & Potato Soup
- 1 can of condensed ~ Cream of Chicken ~ soup
- 2 1/2 cups water (maybe a little bit more)
- 2 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 stalks celery thin sliced
- 1 cup chopped ham
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chicken 'Better Than Bouillon' (or a bouillon cube)
- salt & pepper, to taste
Saute the diced onion and sliced celery in the olive oil for 3-5 minutes or until translucent. Add the potatoes and the 2 1/2 cups of water and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
Add the can of condensed soup, chopped ham, basil, onion powder, garlic powder and chicken bouillon. Stir until combined and maybe add a little bit more water if desired. (depends on how much water evaporated while the soup was simmering and how thick/thin you like your soup) Simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with your favorite bread.