Monday, April 17, 2017

Creamy Ham and Pea Soup

When we bake a Country Ham we always have some left over. Through the years we have developed several recipes for the left over ham and Creamy Ham and Pea Soup is one of our favorites. This is a very creamy soup with a very fresh flavor topped with a hint of cheese. It only takes a few minutes to put this soup together and can be on the table in no time. We just love this soup anytime, but is really good on a cold rainy day.

Creamy Ham and Pea Soup at Miz Helen's Country Cottage




Starting This Recipe With Left Over 


Country Ham at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Potatoes, Onions and Ham In The Stock Pot

Creamy Ham and Pea Soup at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Adding The Fresh Peas and Creamy Goodness

Creamy Ham and Pea Soup at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Creamy Ham and Pea Soup
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 to 4 cups cooked ham, diced
5 cups white potatoes, chopped
2 onions, chopped
3 cups early peas, fresh or frozen
4 cups chicken broth
1 (8 ounce) container of cream cheese and chives
1-1/2 cups milk or half and half
3/4 cup fine blending flour for sauces and gravy (I use Wondra)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Directions
In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil and butter.
Add the potatoes and onions, cooking them until the potatoes are just starting to brown and the onions are clear.
Add the ham mixing with the onions and potatoes.
Stir in the peas, careful not to break them up.
Add the chicken broth and mix well.
Mix the flour with the milk and stir into the soup mixture.
Add the salt, pepper, thyme, and Tabasco.
Heat until almost boiling and turn the heat to medium.
Add the cream cheese in small amounts until completely melted into the soup.
Reduce the heat to low and stir as the soup will begin to thicken.
When the soup is thick, reduce to simmer.
Simmer the soup for 30 minutes before serving.
Add the fresh parsley right before serving.
Enjoy!

Ready To Serve

Creamy Ham and Pea Soup at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

So Creamy and Delicious

Creamy Ham and Pea Soup at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy!

Creamy Ham and Pea Soup at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We sure enjoyed having you stop by just in time to have some of this awesome Creamy Ham and Pea Soup with us today. We always look forward to your visits and hope you will come back to see us again real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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12 comments:

  1. Your soup looks delicious and very appealing the way you served it in a cup and looks so nice and appetizing. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, I love serving the soup in a cup, it is so comforting. Thanks so much for your comment and stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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  2. This looks delicious, pinning! I would love you to share this with Smell Good Sunday http://jaytriedandtrue.blogspot.com/2017/04/smell-good-sunday-17.html

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    1. Thanks so much Jay, I will sure bring it over, thanks for stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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  3. I can't thank you enough for this recipe, it's exactly what I needed! For once I have every single ingredient. (That never happens for me) I'll make it today in the crock pot to have when we come in wet n chilled from farm chores! (((hugs))) Leslie

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    1. I sure hope you enjoyed the soup Leslie and thanks so much for stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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  4. It's hard to beat a good ham soup and your photos make me want to fix myself a bowl. Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon.

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    1. I love sharing at Over The Moon, its always a great party! Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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  5. Sorry it took so long to visit – I’ve been off on vacation! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

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    1. Hope you enjoyed your vacation, your What's For Dinner Link Up is always a fun party! Thanks for stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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  6. Followed recipe exactly with exception of two subs... Frank’s Hot Sauce for tabasco (used quite a bit more) and used Sicilian Sage for thyme. Soup is simmering on the stove now. Taste test is outstanding! Can’t wait to share this with my family!

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    1. Your subs of Frank's Hot Sauce and Sicilian Sage sounds wonderful. I sure hope you and your family enjoy the soup and have a great evening. Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words!
      Miz Helen

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Miz Helen