This soup is a great way to use up leftover ham and is also delicious!
Course: Dinner, Soup
Keyword: Potato Ham and Broccoli Soup
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
6or 7 medium potatoespeeled and cut into chunks
1cupbroccoli piecesI used frozen but could use fresh
2medium carrots or 1 cupchopped
1/3cupzucchiniunpeeled and shredded (Optional)
1 14ouncecan 99% fat free chicken broth
2tablespoonsbutter or margarine
2cupsmilkI used 2%
Shredded cheese of your choice for garnish
Using a large stock pot combine potatoes, celery, ham, onion, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, garlic, salt, pepper, chicken broth, thyme, and butter. Cover with 5 cups water and bring to a boil. Cut heat to simmer and cook till potatoes are done.
Heat 2 cups milk to warm either on stove or in microwave, add flour and beat with whisk until smooth. Pour into soup. Bring soup back to boil for about 5 minutes, then simmer again for about 10 minutes.
Garnish with shredded cheese of your choice. Makes a little over 2 quarts and is such a comfort food. You could also make this in the crock pot.