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Ham Artichoke Soup

This Ham Artichoke Soup is perfect on a cold day! Enjoy with cornbread and you are set!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Artichoke Soup, Easy Soup Recipe, Ham Soup
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 1 4 ounce can mushrooms, drained
  • 1 13.75 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup butter divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whipping cream

Instructions

  • Combine chicken broth, onions, celery, carrots, ham, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, oregano, thyme, cayenne, pepper, salt and 4 tablespoons of the butter in a soup pot on top of the stove.  Bring to a boil, turn to simmer and cook about 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • In a skillet on top of the stove melt the other 4 tablespoons butter, add flour and whipping cream and make a roux like you where making gravy.  (Just stir together until it thickens while cooking on medium high).
  • Once thickened and while it is hot pour into the hot soup and use a whisk to mix into the soup.  Let soup continue to simmer on low for 15 more minutes.