Smokey Cheese & Potato Soup

Try our twist on classic potato soup, made with savory ham and garlic mashed potatoes. Smoked cheese gives it rustic appeal.

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Makes:
4 servings
Start to Finish:
25 mins
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Smokey Cheese & Potato Soup

Ingredients
6
ounces smoked cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or gouda), shredded
1
4
ounces ham, finely chopped
1
medium carrot, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon curry powder
1/2
teaspoon paprika
3
cups whole milk
1/2
24 ounce package refrigerated garlic mashed potatoes
 
Canned shoestring potatoes, fresh snipped parsley, and/or paprika (optional)

Directions

  1. In a bowl combine cheese and flour; set aside.
  2. In a Dutch oven combine the ham, carrot, curry powder, and paprika. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in milk. Cook, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes, just until milk is hot but not boiling, stirring occasionally. Gradually whisk in mashed potatoes. Cook, stirring frequently, until hot and bubbly. Stir in the cheese and flour. Cook and stir for 2 minutes, just until cheese is melted.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with shoestring potatoes, parsley, and/or paprika.

From the Test Kitchen

Pantry:

flour, paprika, curry powder

Change Up:

For a vegetarian version, replace the ham with 1 cup of cooked cannellini beans, rinsed and drained well. Substitute chopped fresh chives for the parsley.

Nutrition Facts

(Smokey Cheese & Potato Soup)
    Per serving:
  • 429 kcal cal.,
  • 26 g fat
  • (16 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 94 mg chol.,
  • 1059 mg sodium,
  • 22 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 12 g sugar,
  • 25 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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