I love the holiday’s, but man I am so lost with all the leftovers! Generally after a Thanksgiving meal, I will make a turkey noodle soup. But, I am always just kinda lost on recipes when it comes to leftover ham. Well, I decided to try and whip up a quick soup the other night with some leftovers, and let me say.. I TOTALLY impressed myself, and my hubby. Even posted a pic on Facebook and Instagram and had lots of people wanting the recipe. So, here ya’ll go ~
Now, for this recipe I have no exact amounts because it was kinda what I had on hand.
First, I put a huge pot of water on the stove, and added about 3/4 – 1 cup of wild rice. Boiled for about 20 min. Cut up about 6 medium sized potatoes with skin on (reds) and added them to the pot of boiling water and rice. Boiled till potatoes were soft. Drained all the water in a strainer and bowl (not colander, as the rice would slip thru holes). Left potatoes and rice in strainer for a bit. Put pot back on stove, add 1 cup of water from bowl, 1 can of Cream of Chicken soup, 2 cups milk, 5 Tbsp butter, 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, and simmered till cheese started to melt. Then, and about 2 cups of ham (cut up) and continue to simmer. When all is melted nicely, I added the rice and potatoes back in and mixed well. Added pepper, garlic salt and parsley flakes. Then, we enjoyed while watching a season of Deadwood on DVD 😉
Again, you might have to adjust ingredients to fit what you have on hand, but in the end, you will love it.