Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Soup for Two

Weekends are perfect for making soup.  There is usually lot’s of time for chopping, dicing, and simmering.  This weekend I made a pot of Buffalo Wing Chicken Soup, along with a pot of Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Soup.

I made both soups in less than an hour (with the help of hubby chopping and dicing) and served them for dinner with a loaf of warm French bread. 

I’ve been thinking how much fun a soup party would be.  Everyone could bring a pot of their favorite homemade soup, along with their recipes to share.  Throw in a big tossed salad, some bread, and there you have it.

Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Soup

4 tbsp. margarine

1 small onion, diced

1/8 c.  diced celery

6 mini carrots, sliced thin

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1/2 c. diced ham

2 c. broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces

3 tbsp. flour

2 c. chicken broth

2 c. skim milk

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, grated

In a large pot add margarine, onion, celery,  and garlic.  Sauté until vegetables are soft and tender.  Add diced ham, carrots and broccoli, cook for about two minutes.   Stir in flour.  Add chicken broth, milk, and pepper; simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.  Add cheese and stir thoroughly.  Turn off heat and let soup sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

Makes a little over two servings.

If you were going to a soup party what kind would you make to share?

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