BEST Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup

A comfort bowl of BEST Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup! The secret to the creamy soup is to use a quality Sharp Cheddar Cheese for the richest flavor!

BEST Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup
Friends, I know I’m a couple weeks late here, but did you start your New Year off with a bang? As in, did you celebrate with a fun party, or were you like us … in bed by 10 pm? HA. (We really were!)

Our life is way more active living in the mountains, but man, are we tired at night. So we curled up with a glass of champagne and Alder the Whoodle, and we called it a night.

NY PUPPY ALDER THE WHOODLE

BEST Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup

Today’s recipe is one that we started off the new year with, BEST Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup. It’s one of our family favorites, and one we always make with leftover ham. You may also love my Best Easy White Bean Soup or Great Northern Bean Ham Soup (YUM).

Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup

How do you make Cheddar Baked Potato Soup?

  1. Whisk flour and milk in a large saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook until thickened.
  2. Stir in the chunky potatoes, cheese, salt and pepper. Cook until cheese is melted.
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream, more cheese, and onions until blended. Add in the diced ham.
  4. Cover and cook some more (do not boil).
  5. Garnish with remaining cheese and onions or chives!

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Let discipline be your friend in 2019

I’m very excited for 2019. I have some new things on the horizon that I will be sharing with you at a later date, but for now, I’m thinking of the word discipline.

I don’t know what it is about the end of the year, but all discipline seems to go out the window (healthy eating, exercise, clutter).

So this year, 2019, I am going to let discipline be my friend.

CHEESY Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup

I’m happy to report that my husband and I turned our bedroom upside down and got rid of bookshelves, instead adding more shelving to our closets, and took three or four loads to Good Will.

Even though we’ve only lived in this house 2.5 years, it’s small, and it’s amazing how much clutter you can collect.

Love this quote:

“The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.” Alexander Patterson

We replaced the original 1984 chandelier in our bedroom and WOW. We can actually see.

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Paul is building a new desk, more functional and inspiring.

I thinned out my books and magazines and clothing.

Even though the word “discipline” can cause us to groan, it can also be a good friend.

Easy Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup

We’re starting the new year off with Crossfit and good eating.

Not perfect eating of course, but also comfort recipes like this BEST Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup.

More comfort soup recipes for January: Pantry Turkey Taco Soup Recipe or Chicken Pot Pie Soup [Shugary Sweets], or One Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup [Mom on Time Out].

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BEST Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup

Optional to use frozen hashbrowns in place of baked potatoes, about 3 cups.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 large potatoes baked, peeled and cut into large chunks (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 cups quality Sharp cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • 3/4 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions or chives divided
  • 2 cups ham diced

Instructions

  • Whisk flour and milk in a large saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in the chunky potatoes, 1 cup cheese, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream, 1/2 cup cheese, and 1/4 cup onions until blended. Add in diced ham. Cover; cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until heated through (do not boil).
  • Garnish with remaining cheese and onions or chives!

BEST Baked Potato Cheddar Ham Soup Recipe

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