Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ham Soup

A couple years ago I made up my own version of Corn Chowder and it has become a favorite amongst my kids. "Ham Soup" is what Ally calls it, so everyone else does too. One day I was looking through a recipe book trying to decide what to make for dinner and I came across a recipe for Corn Chowder that also called for bacon. I didn't have bacon but I did have ham. There were a few other ingredients I modified to make the Ham Soup. Every time I make it I am amazed at how much they will eat. It is super simple, but I thought I would pass along the recipe since my children love it, maybe yours will too. I like to make rolls to go with it too. This is yummy bread bowl kind of soup.

Ham Soup
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1/2 small onion, diced
3 cups milk
1 cup chicken stock
2 cups ham cut into small cubes
2 cups corn ( I like frozen the best)
4 oz. cream cheese, cut in small pieces to melt quicker

Melt butter and saute onions. Don't let butter brown. Add flour and whisk quickly together. Add a little milk and mix quickly to prevent lumps. Add rest of milk and whisk together. Add chicken stock. Let heat through for a few minutes, not to boiling. Add ham and corn. Let cook until corn is hot. Add cream cheese and stir until creamy. When it is just starting to boil turn the heat way down. If it boils, stir quickly to prevent from scorching milk on bottom of pan.

You can make it without the cream cheese, I only use it if I happen to have it around. It makes it a lot creamier, but it is still good without it.


Shelley said...

Thanks for the recipe! I added it to my recipe box blog! woohoo! ;)

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