Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a delicious and easy, thick and hearty soup that everyone loves! I have shared this recipe with friend and family and they all gave it 5 stars. I have found that anyone who tries this soup really enjoys it's flavor and hearty taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 -6 potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onions (fine) or 1 small onion, chopped (fine)
  • 1 -1 12 teaspoon minced garlic
  • cracked red pepper (your desire, but you don't need allot)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup potato water
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) packageof diced ham
  • 1 -2 cup cheese (your desire, the more the creamier and thicker)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Boil the peeled and diced potatoes.
  2. While boiling your potatoes melt your butter in a small frying pan then add your onions, minced garlic let that cook until the onions are translucent stirring occasionally.
  3. Add cracked red pepper and salt about half way through cooking the onions and garlic.
  4. Once the onions are translucent add the 3 tbsp flour and cook for 3-4 minutes then set aside.
  5. When your potatoes are done take and set aside 1 cup of the potato water and then drain the potatoes in a strainer and set aside.
  6. In the same pan put the potato water, 3 cups of milk and onion mixture, stir until blended.
  7. Add the sugar, ham, potatoes and cheese and stir some more.
  8. Let the cheese melt while cooking for about 15 minutes or so then enjoy!
Most Helpful

I loved this recipe! I am new at cooking and didn't have any of the ingredients in other recipes, and I was glad that I tried this one! I did not put in any ham or bacon. I am not a big fan of meat. It turned out great! Thanks!

Jada_mustang January 02, 2008

Very good. I used bacon instead of ham and it turned out great.

Nyteglori September 26, 2007