Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 30 mins

Good served with bread or in a bread bowl.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Cook the potatoes in the 2 cups water until tender.
  3. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the liquid.
  4. Add more water if necessary to measure 1 cup.
  5. Set potatoes aside.
  6. Peel and chop onion.
  7. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.
  8. Add onion to saucepan and cook stirring frequently until onion is tender and translucent, not brown.
  9. Add flour to saucepan and season with pepper flakes and pepper to taste.
  10. Cook 3-4 minutes.
  11. Gradually add potatoes, reserved liquid, milk and sugar to saucepan.
  12. Add cheese and ham.
  13. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.


Most Helpful

Kann, this is Delicious Potato soup. We like the Ham and Cheese in it. I add a can of evaporated milk as part of the milk. It was so good and creamy. Served it with a green salad.

Barb G. January 06, 2003

A really good, easy potato soup! My poor family is sick and don't have much of an appetite, so I wanted to make them something easy and comforting. I fried 3 slices of diced bacon with the onion and it gave everything a nice smoky flavor. My only complaint is I have no idea how this is supposed to make 12 servings! My DH & I and our 2 young kids each had a serving and there was only one left over.

TattooedMamaof2 December 05, 2010

I found this recipe a wonderful "base". It needed a little something else. I did not use the ham or sugar and used only 1.5 cups of skim milk and 1.5 cups of fat free chicken broth. Also to cut the calories just a bit more I used a reduced fat butter but, only 1/2 the amount and then used a bit of cold pressed olive oil. Also added green onion, parsely, and 2% cheese. And just to give it that "hmmm what's in there" flair I put some fresh nutmeg in it! OHG it is wonderful!

linder1364 January 12, 2009

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