There's a chill in the air and that makes me very happy... it's soup season! One of my favorite ways to warm up in the fall and winter months is with a bowl of soup and big hunk of crusty bread. I love to make a big pot on Sunday night and then eat it for lunch all week long.
Today I'm sharing my family's favorite recipe for Crockpot Cheesy Ham & Potato Soup. My mom has made this ever since I was a kid, and it's completely irresistible! It's chock full of potatoes, veggies, ham, bacon, and full of cheesy flavor (thanks to a tasty jar of Cheez Whiz). While it might not be the healthiest soup out there, it definitely does the trick when you're craving a big bowl of comfort food.
Another bonus? It's made in the crock pot! Start by layering potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, green pepper, bacon, and ham in a crock pot or slow cooker. (I used the Chief smokehouse ham steak, and it was phenomenal!) Pour 3 cups of beef stock over the top and let it cook on high 3-4 hours. (Or low 6-8). It will look funky, but I promise, it will turn out delicious in the end!
About 30 minutes before you want to serve the soup, combine a bit of cornstarch with some water, and stir it into the soup. This will help thicken it up. Let it cook on high 20 minutes or so, then stir in a jar of Cheez Whiz. It goes from a brothy, chunky mixture to a velvety smooth cheesy soup!
Perfect on a crisp fall day!
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Crock Pot Cheesy Ham & Potato Soup
Yield: Serves 6-8
- 6-8 oz ham, cubed
- 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
- 3 carrots, diced
- 6-8 potatoes, diced
- 4 stalks celery, sliced
- ½ cup diced onion
- ½ cup chopped green pepper
- 3 cups beef stock
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¼ cup water
- 16-oz jar Cheez Whiz
1. Combine first 8 ingredients in crock pot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
2. Combine cornstarch with water; add to crock pot. Cook 20 minutes to thicken. Stir in Cheez Whiz until fully incorporated. Serve topped with shredded cheese.
Source: family favorite