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Chunky Potato Soup


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  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • ground black pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cubed cooked ham


Servings 12
Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 65mins


Step 1

Peel potatoes and cut into 1" cubes.

Bring water to a boil in large saucepan. Add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Set aside potatoes. Measure 1 cup cooking liquid, adding water, if necessary; set aside.

Peel and finely chop onion. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion to saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and tender, but not brown.

Add flour to saucepan; season with pepper flakes and black pepper to taste. Cook 3 - 4 minutes.

Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, milk and sugar to onion mixture in saucepan; stir well. Add cheese and ham. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Store leftovers, covered, in refrigerator.


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