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Loaded Potato Soup

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Amy Burke
Made with leftover ham, mashed potatoes, sweet peas, dinner rolls.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced smoked ham
  • 4 sliced green onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 (14-oz.) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sweet peas
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups torn dinner rolls
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler. Melt butter in a 3-qt. saucepan; add diced ham, sliced green onions, and minced garlic. Sauté until golden. Stir in mashed potatoes, chicken broth, milk, peas, and chopped fresh thyme. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 8 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon into 4 broiler-safe bowls. Top with torn dinner rolls; sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese. Place bowls on a baking sheet. Broil 3 minutes or until golden brown.