A friend of my F-I-L gave this recipe to him and he says it not only is delicious, the house smells cozy and warm. Can't beat that description. Super easy and quick, serve with crusty bread and salad or famous grilled cheese sandwich and you have a hit for dinner or lunch.
- In large pot, place first 5 ingredients with enough water to cover and cook on medium-high until tender.
- Add in cream soup, potato flakes, ham, and half-and-half; stir.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add in garlic, or red pepper flakes to suit your taste.