My kids aren't done eating this and I must rate it. I have the most picky 5 and 9 year old children in existence. My 5 year old had a second helping and my 9 year old is finishing his. They both like it. It was super easy. I made with homemade chicken stock as I had some I needed to use up. I also added some carrots as I had some already diced. It is very good. I think it will replace my usual potato soup.
I made this for dinner tonight. It was wonderful! I doubled the recipe as I have hungry people in my house. I'm also using this for my soupswap on Thursday! I too did not peel the potatoes, used 2 Cups onion and celery, and did not thicken it with anything. I mashed the soup with a potato masher about 5 times to break some potatoes up before adding the ham, which I added after the potatoes were soft. Instead of milk I used nonfat half and half. As I write this I am craving more...that's how good it is!
I have used the same potato soup recipe for years but now I have a NEW one! This soup is delicious. I add diced carrots and followed another reviewers suggestion and added a little bacon. Excellent!!
WOWOWOW Love this soup. I made a couple of slight changes....Started with 1/2 lb pepper cracked amish bacon and the 1 1/2 cups left over ham cooking in pot with a bit of olive oil. After the bacon sweated a bit - I took the ham / bacon mixture out. I then added all of the veggies (plus lots of extra of each) and got the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Added the water and followed the recipe....except used whole milk instead of 1/2 and 1/2 and used 2 C light cheese. I ended up needing about 3/4 C more milk b/c of all of the veggies. The soup was still quite thick and excellent. YUM. Thanks UPDATE: just made this again - added a ham hock to the broth as the potatoes cooked - and the flavor is great. Added a couple carrots to the veg too! Used the immersion blender to puree a bit as well. Sooooo goood!
This is amazing soup. Used all the leftover ham from Easter dinner. My husband had 3 bowls and told me to definitely keep this recipe. Will be making again, that's for sure!
Loved it. Very good. ( I didn't have celery -but followed all other directions)
The kids love this. It is delicious. We have no leftovers for a family of 5.
Had a lot of potatoes on hand and a ham bone in the freezer. Made a ham stock with the ham bone. Made for a delicious soup. Didn't add any salt. An absolute must make again recipe!!!
I took this to a teen for Christ event and went so well. One kid wouldn't let me leave unless I gave him another bowl. I will keep this one on hand always!!
Amazing!!! Used American cheese and it's super creamy!