How to make homemade Potato Ham Soup

Potato Ham Soup recipe from ABC7 Chicago director's wife, Jennifer Goolsby

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
How to make homemade Potato Ham Soup
Tracy Butler is Cooking up a Storm with ABC7 Chicago director's wife Jennifer Goolsby, making Potato Ham Soup.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Tracy Butler has been Cooking up a Storm with chefs from restaurants all over Chicago and the suburbs.

But, on Thursday, she did something a bit different.

Jennifer Goolsby is not employed by a restaurant, but her husband and three kids say her home-made meals could be on the menu.

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Goolsby is married to the director of ABC7 Chicago's 11 a.m. show.

She made her family's favorite soup, potato ham, Thursday morning.

Potato Ham Soup Recipe

- 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes

- 3 1/4 cups water

- 3/4 cup diced cooked ham

- 1/3 cup diced celery

-1/3 cup finely chopped onion

- 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

- 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste

- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

- 5 tablespoons butter

- 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

- 2 cups milk


1. Combine potatoes, water, ham, celery and onion in a stockpot. Bring to a boil; simmer over medium heat until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in chicken bouillon, pepper and salt.

2. Melt butter in a separate saucepan over medium-low heat. Add flour; cook and stir until thick, about 1 minute. Whisk in milk; cook and stir until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.

3. Pour milk mixture into the stockpot; cook and stir until warmed through.