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Creamy Ham and Cheddar Soup

This is a delicious soup perfect for the winter months. I like to have jars of soup ready in my fridge to be enjoyed for a quick lunch. And if you have any little tidbits of bacon or vegetables just add them as well. That's what's nice about soup, little bits and pieces of leftovers are always welcome.
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups ham, cooked and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon dill
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. In large pot over medium heat, add water, chicken broth, ham, celery, carrots, and onion. Add lemon dill and parsley. Simmer 30 minutes or until done.
  2. In a medium sized pan, melt butter, whisk in flour until smooth, add milk slowly stirring constantly until thickened. Add salt, pepper, and cheese, and stir until mixture is smooth.
  3. Once the vegetables are  tender, stir thickened cheese sauce into soup, making sure soup is not boiling, just on simmer at this point.
  4. Enjoy with a roll or a slice of fresh bread.


  1. It's so nice to make a great soup,with most things you already have on hand! I'll be giving this one a try too! Yum!
    Have a great week!

  2. What is lemon dill?

  3. Assuming the water and chicken broth are added in step 1

    1. Yes the chicken broth and water are added in step 1.

  4. During which step are the water and chicken broth included, please?

  5. I would have home made soup every day. Just love it.

  6. Looks delicious, but I'm wondering about the same questions as other readers. ? Clarification please? Thanks :-)

  7. Betty-- I too am wondering -what is lemon dill - and where do you get it? soup looks delicious

    1. Betty is away today so I'll answer for her. Lemon Dill is a seasoning that available in the spice aisle.

    2. Lovella would safeway carry this spice -- thanks

    3. Shirley, I am not sure. Ask at the Seafood department. They might carry something similar if not by the spices.

  8. Betty - your soup sounds delicious! There's nothing quite like homemade soup on a cold Winter's Day!

  9. I love all kinds of soup, at any time of year! This one looks especially delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  10. Mmmmmm soup! I love making all different kinds of soup at this time of year! Warms the soul! 😊

  11. made this recipe today as I had most of the ingredients, I used regular dill and added 2 Yukon Gold potatoes as well...prepped everything and put it in the slow cooker for the family before I went to husband raved over how delicious it was, I just had a bowl as a late night snack and he's right, delicious!

  12. I made this soup today and although it is delicious, hubby doesn't like his soup so thin. I'll have to thicken up the leftovers and he suggested adding green beans.


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