Cheddar potato-beer soup with shredded ham

Recipe by Hey Jude
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add carrots, potatoes and onion; cook, stirring, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.
  • Add beer; heat to a boil, stirring to scrape up any browned bits.
  • Add chicken broth; heat to a boil.
  • Cook until potatoes and carrots are tender, about 12 minutes.
  • Pour soup, in batches if necessary, into blender or food processor (or use a hand-held'boat motor' blender).
  • Puree and return to saucepan.
  • Stir in cheese; heat, stirring, until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning; add more pepper flakes if needed.
  • Ladle into bowls.
  • Top each with shredded ham.
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