Ham-Potato Soup

This is a nice substantial soup with a pleasant taste.

Ham-Potato Soup

1/4 c butter
1-1/2 c chopped onion
1 T minced garlic
1 c chopped ham
2 T flour
3 c chicken broth
4 c unpeeled, chopped new potatoes
1-1/2 c half and half
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp pepper
1 c shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 c sour cream

In soup pot, over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion, and ham, cook for approximately 3 minutes and add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.

Add flour and stir for approximately 1 minute, until well blended.

Add broth and stir; cook until thickened and bubbly.

Add potatoes, bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

With a potato masher, mash some of the potatoes unto chunks.

Add cream, thyme, pepper and cook 2 minutes.

Stir in cheese and sour cream until well blended.

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