Ham and Cheese Soup
Low Carbohydrate Recipe
Tender ham flavored with onions, celery, bell pepper, bay leaf, basil in chicken stock. Chopped green onions garnish.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup diced ham
4 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
Chopped green onions for garnish
Fry all onions, celery, and bell pepper in oil until tender. Add ham and saute to release some oils and meld the flavors. Add stock/broth, bay leaf, and basil.
Simmer to reduce slightly (20 to 30 minutes). Add cream and return to boil to thicken a bit. Slowly add cheese - stirring constantly.
Serve immediately. Garnish with green onion.
This recipe yields 8 servings
64 Calories; 5g Fat (75.0% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 1105mg Sodium
Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat