Potato Cheese Soup with Ham

Potato Cheese Soup with Ham

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  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 4

    ounces lean ham, chopped

  • 1

    cup chopped onion

  • 1

    cup chopped carrot

  • 8

    cups peeled and coarsely chopped potatoes (russets or Yukon golds, about 3 pounds)

  • 3

    cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or water

  • 1

    cup beer

  • ¾

    cup (3 ounces)grated Gruyère cheese

  • ¾

    cup (3 ounces) grated Cheddar cheese

  • ½

    cup 2 percent reduced-fat milk


Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add ham, onion and carrot. Sauté 5 to 10 minutes. Cook, covered, 10 minutes. Add potatoes and broth; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Pour half the soup into a food processor and process until smooth. Return to saucepan. Add beer and cheese and cook until cheese melts. Add milk until desired consistency is reached.


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