I was cleaning out my chest freezer when I realized I had saved two ham bones. They were all wrapped up just waiting to be used. I usually cook a ham and then save the bone for another meal. Well, it just happened to be really chilly outside so I decided I was going to make myself some creamy potato soup. Now this was a first for me but I make pea soup all of the time so I figured it couldn’t be that hard. It turned out perfect. Chunks of ham and potato, who could ask for more. I called this soup creamy potato but there isn’t any dairy in my recipe. The potatoes boiled down and made this wonderfully thick soup.
I was really surprised when one of my 11 year old daughters made this. I thought the taste of the mushroom soup would be too strong but with the parmesan cheese added the taste is simply great. I love the flavor but my husband likes that he can eat this without killing his cholesterol levels. Traditional alfredo is made of butter, cream and cheese which would be a lot harder on our hearts.
This dish is very versatile! It can be made with ham, chicken, turkey or even ground beef. I have made all of these combos and they all taste GREAT! You can also switch up which cheese you use depending on your taste. For example, I use colby-jack for this casserole when I make it with ground beef/venison but I love grated parmesan when I make it with chicken or turkey. Give it a try and don’t be afraid to use up those leftovers.