Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ham and Potato Soup

This is another soup I made "from the pantry" in my crock pot. It makes about four servings. But I'm thinking that you could probably multiply it in a larger crock pot for a larger family. 

This is not a creamy potato soup, as I did not use any milk; however, I think the instant potato flakes give it a nice consistency and add to the flavor. 

Ham and Potato Soup

1 can (15 ounces) peas and carrots, drained
1 can (14.5-15 ounces) cubed potatoes, drained
1 can (5 ounces) ham, drained
1 cup water with 1 teaspoon chicken or vegetable bouillon
OR 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth or stock
1/3 cup instant potato flakes
dash of black pepper

Fresh option:
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions

If the ham is not diced, flake it with a fork.

Put all ingredients into a 1 ½ to 2 quart crock pot and stir.

Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Stir and serve.

Note: If instant mashed potato (flakes) are not something you normally stock in your home, and you want to try out the soup, you might be able to find the smaller pouches, which you can buy individually. The pouch I have is 2 ounces and contains 1 1/2 cups of potato flakes.  

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