Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

Teach the kids how to chop, mix and stir one cold Saturday afternoon, and the family can enjoy time together in the kitchen followed by a yummy dinner of warm soup. This simple recipe uses ingredients found in most households (hint: use a ham roast or steak instead of thinly sliced deli meat), is easy to assemble and takes about 30 minutes to make — perfect for young attention spans and hungry tummies! (Courtesy of

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk

Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.
(Per serving: Calories — 195; Total fat — 10.5g; Cholesterol — 30mg