Cheesy Ham Soup

Cheesy Ham Soup
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ pound processed cheese food (eg. Velveeta)
  • 6 oz pound chopped ham
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup milk
  1. Place potatoes, onion, and cubed ham in large stockpot. Cover with water. Cook until potatoes are almost tender.
  2. Remove about one cup of the cooked potatoes and mash in a bowl with the back of a fork. Add some of the liquid from the pan along with the flour till you have a thick paste. Add this back to the pot.
  3. Place the cheese in the pot. Let the soup simmer until the cheese melts and is thick. Add ground black pepper to taste and stir in the milk.

Ham Tetrazzini



Ham Tetrazzini
  • 2 tbsp minced onions
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 12 oz fettuccine noodles
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  1. Make pasta according to the package and drain.
  2. In a skillet, stir in soups, chicken broth, minced garlic, minced onion, and cheese. Heat until cheese is melted.
  3. Add ham, pasta, and parsley. Stir until heated through and serve.

Pasta Primavera

This is one of those recipes that is just okay. I’ll be honest here. It also uses a ton of dishes.



Pasta Primavera
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 2¼ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • ¼ cup Italian style bread crumbs
  1. Grease a large baking dish. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to the package, drain and rinse. Toss with oil. Spoon into a large bowl.
  3. Place broccoli in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Cook over medium heat until tender (about 5 minutes). Drain and rinse with cool water. Add broccoli to the pasta in the bowl.
  4. In another pan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Cook, stirring about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, 2 cups Parmesan, mustard, and pepper. Fold in ham. Add sauce to the pasta and broccoli. Mix well and spoon into prepared dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and remaining ¼ cup Parmesan. Bake 25 minutes.