You are here: Home » Recipes » Potato Cheese Soup with Ham Potato Cheese Soup with Ham Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 11 cups Prep 10 mins Cook 40 mins Ham, cheese, potato -- like a loaded baked potato in a soup bowl. Mark Boughton Photography/Teresa Blackburn Styling PrintEmail This soup is super versatile -- use any kind of cheese, or use dry white wine instead of beer. Any kind of milk will work, too. Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter4 ounces lean ham, chopped1 cup chopped onion1 cup chopped carrot8 cups peeled and coarsely chopped potatoes (russets or Yukon golds, about 3 pounds)3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or water1 cup beer3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Gruyère cheese3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Cheddar cheese1/2 cup 2 percent reduced-fat milk Instructions Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add ham, onion and carrot. Sauté 5 to 10 minutes. Cook, covered, 10 minutes. Add potatoes and broth; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Pour half the soup into a food processor and process until smooth. Return to saucepan. Add beer and cheese and cook until cheese melts. Add milk until desired consistency is reached.