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Healthy Ham & Potato Soup

 

HAM & POTATO SOUP 042

 

Thick, creamy and piping hot bowl of soup, is just the thing in this deep freeze we’ve got outside.  Seriously Mother Nature, on Christmas Day we were melting because it was 80 degrees(not complaining) and tomorrow with the wind chill it’s going to be like 15 to 22 degrees, really………

Anyway, this soup is awesome, with no cream or flour, it’s healthy, and with the lean ham and potatoes it’s filling!

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Start with some chopped celery, onion and garlic, saute in a little olive oil, then add potatoes and chicken stockFOOD JOURNAL AND HAM & POTATO SOUP 035 FOOD JOURNAL AND HAM & POTATO SOUP 036

Then remove about half of the potatoes/celery/garlic&onions, puree what remained in the pot, either using an immersion blender or a blender, then return the potatoes to the pot add the hamFOOD JOURNAL AND HAM & POTATO SOUP 039  HAM & POTATO SOUP 040

and you may need to stir in additional water or chicken stock to thin it down.  Simmer for another 10 minutes and taste to see if it needs seasoning.  You can serving as it or stir in a little shredded cheese and greens onions

Healthy Ham and Potato Soup

2 TBSP. olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

3 stalks of celery, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

6 medium potatoes, diced

4 cups of chicken broth

1 lbs of lean ham, diced

Optional:

salt, pepper, shredded cheese, green onions & garlic powder

Drizzle olive oil into a large pot, add onion, celery, and garlic, saute for 5 minutes until soft. Add potatoes and chicken broth, stir, bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are soft.  Remove 1/2 of the potatoes from the pot and put into a bowl, blend the remaining soup until almost smooth, then return the potatoes to the pot, with the ham.  If it’s really thick, add some water or chicken stock to thin it. Simmer for 10 minutes, taste and add any of the optional ingredients.

 

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