Cheesy Mashed Potato and Ham Soup

“I freeze a couple cups leftover mashed potatoes from different meals each time to have for this soup! this is great without the ham, but I like to add it in, we love lots of spice so I add in 2 jalapeno peppers with the onions, but that is only optional, serve with crusty bread for a filling main meal ---- this soup is delicious, you know I wouldn't take the time to post anything that's not, so please enjoy! :)”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; add in onion, garlic, thyme and chili powder; saute for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add in sliced mushrooms and saute until tender.
  3. Add in chicken broth and cooked ham; cook until heated through.
  4. Mix in mashed potatoes with a wooden spoon until smooth and no lumps remain; bring soup to a simmer over medium heat.
  5. If you find that the soup is too thick for your liking then add in more broth.
  6. Reduce heat to low and add in cheddar cheese until melted and smooth.
  7. Season with season salt and black pepper and add in more chili powder if desired.
  8. Mix in sour cream and table cream until heated through (DO NOT boil!).
  9. Ladle into bowls then sprinkle with chopped green onion and Parmesan cheese or grated cheddar cheese (if using).

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