Cheesy Potato Ham Chowder
A packaged potato mix brings this hearty soup together quickly. Also try with au gratin potato mix for a cheesier flavor. Serve with hot biscuits.
2 3/4 cups water
1 medium carrot, grated
1 rib celery, chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 (4.5-ounce) package Julienne Potatoes mix
3 cups milk
3/4 cup cubed fully-cooked ham
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Shredded cheddar cheese for accompaniment
Snipped parsley or cilantro for garnish
- In a large saucepan combine water, carrot, celery, onion, and dry potatoes from mix. Bring to boiling; reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
- Stir in milk and packet of sauce mix. Stir well and return to boil. Boil gently for 2 minutes.
- Stir in ham and lemon juice; heat through. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and garnish with snipped parsley or cilantro.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.