Easy Cheesy Ham & Potato Chowder is a simple, down-home bowl of comfort! If you like having a little leftover soup in the fridge, you might want to double this recipe.
Place potatoes and salt in a large saucepan. Add water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a good simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, 6 to 10 minutes or so. Drain in colander.
In the still hot pan, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion and saute until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking for about two more minutes.
Add the milk, bit by bit, whisking constantly. Stir in milk and cook until thickened, whisking often. Dip a spoon in the mixture & run a finger over the back of the spoon. The line should remain distinct when it’s thick enough.
Turn off heat and add cheese in small handfuls, stirring after each. Add ham and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with green onion or chive.
Any good melting cheese works well in this soup. We liked a combo of diced Velveeta & Sharp Cheddar.
Change up this soup by adding, before the cheese, to heat through:
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