Are you a soup person? I am and my 3 year old is. She will eat anything in soup form.
Broccoli, potatoes, peas, carrots, celery – anything. Try to get her to eat those veggies by themselves? NO WAY. Our home turns into World War 3 when the topic of vegetables come up. And that my dear friends is when I start to make soup.
This soup is easy to make and SUPER tasty. Plus you can manipulate it to be any kind you want. Not into ham, add chicken, don’t like celery, add corn and carrots. Seriously, this is the most versatile soup on the planet.
It’s delicious, easy and wonderful. Plus my 3 year old (who claims she hates celery and potatoes) loved it.
- 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes or 3 cans of diced potatoes
- 1/3 cup diced celery
- 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 3/4 cup diced cooked ham - perfect for those small leftover pieces!
- 3 1/4 cups water
- 2 Tablespoons Chicken Bullion (or 2 cubes)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 5 Tablespoons butter
- 5 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- Combine the raw potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 - 15 minutes. If using canned potatoes, then toss celery, onion, ham and water in stock pot and bring to a boil. After 10 minutes add potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
- Stir in chicken bouillon, salt and pepper. Stirring until bouillon is dissolved.
- In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
- Whisk in flour one tablespoon at a time over low heat. Mixture will become VERY thick and paste like.
- Slowly add in milk 1/4 cup at a time, thoroughly mixing each time until all milk is incorporated. (Don't panic if at first it thickens up you are making a basic roux. Just trust me!)
- Continue to stir flour mixture continuously over medium heat until it thickens, 4-5 minutes.
- Slowly whisk the flour/milk mixture into the soup mixture and heat through.
- Serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from All Recipes