This delicious and simple soup, is a recipe I picked up from my friend Lorene while we were still in college. Both of us were young, married, poor college students without a lot of time or money on our hands. This recipe met our requirements of being easy and affordable. We make it slightly differently, you can view her posting of this recipe here.
3 cups potatoes, cut into cubes ( I usually do more than this. I like my soup to be kind of chunky)
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
1 cup milk
1 cup cubed ham. You can find this usually close to the lunch meat or by the big hams. It is a package of ham cut into little cubes. You can also use leftover ham that you have cut up or use sliced up deli ham. I prefer the little chunks.1 TBSP paprika
salt and pepper to taste
Place your cubed potatoes in a large pan. Cover the potatoes with just enough water that the potatoes don't poke out, even if some boils out during the cooking process. Cook your potatoes until tender. Reduce the heat and DO NOT DRAIN. Add the onion powder, cream of chicken, sour cream and milk. Mix well. Add the ham and paprika and then allow to heat through but watch it to make sure it doesn't boil. Serve with French bread or rolls. Delicious!! This is the perfect soup for warming yourself up during the cold time of year.