Creamy Ham and Veggie Soup
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Serves: 4 - 6
 
A simple and quick ham and vegetable soup to warm you up on a cold day.
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 1 ham steak, in ½" cubes
  • 2½ cups Schwan's Mini Bow Tie Pasta and Vegetable Blend
  • 1 can 99% fat free Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1½ cans of water, divided
  • 1 Tbs parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In large pot saute onion and celery in olive oil until onion is translucent.
  2. Add in ham cubes and saute over medium heat until heated through and just starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile in a covered microwave safe bowl, cook Mini Bow Tie Pasta and Vegetable blend for 3 minutes on high. Set aside.
  4. Into sauteed ham mixture, stir in cream of chicken soup, bay leaf, parsley and pepper. Slowly stir in evaporated milk and 1 soup can of water until well combined.
  5. Bring up to a simmer and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors.
  6. Add the mini bow tie pasta and vegetable blend and gently stir to combine.
  7. Stir in the additional ½ soup can of water now if soup is too thick. Simmer just until heated through.
  8. Ladle soup into bowls and top with shredded cheese.
Notes
Serve with Schwan's Multi-Grain Loaf slathered in melted butter, it's perfect for dipping! Any cheese can be used, Swiss or provolone would also be delicious,
Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at http://ahensnest.com/2011/03/ham-veggie-soup.html