Potato Cheese Soup with Ham

Potato Cheese Soup with Ham

Ham, cheese, potato—like a loaded baked potato in a soup bowl.

This soup is super versatile -- use any kind of cheese, or use dry white wine instead of beer. Any kind of milk will work, too.

50 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 40 min
Serves: 11 Save

Ingredients (10)

  • 2 T Butter
  • 4 oz Chopped Lean Ham
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 cup Chopped Carrot
  • 3 lb Russet Potato
  • or 3 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 3 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Beer
  • 3 oz Gruyere Cheese
  • 3 oz Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup 2% Milk


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add ham, onion and carrot. Saute to 10 minutes. Cook, covered, 10 minutes. Add potatoes and broth; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. 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.