Ham and Potato Soup with Leeks

(mydeliciousmeals.com)
This ham, potato and leek soup has a rich flavor and is pure comfort in a bowl. My husband won't eat any other ham and potato soup but mine. I'm sure you'll never use another recipe, this one is perfect.
Ham and Potato Soup with Leeks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ham (cooked, diced; If you have ham bone, add it to broth)
  • 3 potatoes (large, diced)
  • 1 celery stalk (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (sliced)
  • 1/2 cups leeks (sliced)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoons parsley
  • salt
Yield:
Servings
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
40 minutes
Total time:
50 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes

Instructions

1. Add water and chicken broth to a large pot. Bring to a boil. Cut the vegetables and ham.
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2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add leek, celery and carrots, saute for 7 minutes.
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3. Add potatoes to the pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes.
4. Add ham, sauteed leek, celery and carrots. Cook for another 15 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
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5. In a small bowl, mix well 1/2 cup milk and flour, until all the lumps are gone. Add the rest of the milk and stir.
6. Pour the milk mixture into the pot and stir.
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7. Add rosemary and parsley. Season to taste with salt. Simmer for 5 minutes.
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8. Garnish with parsley or green onions and serve.
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