Potato, Ham, Broccoli and Cheese Soup with Baby Dumplings Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Potato, Ham, Broccoli and Cheese Soup with Baby Dumplings Recipe

Potato, Ham, Broccoli and Cheese Soup with Baby Dumplings

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"This is a soup for when the weather is bitter and you crave serious, starchy comfort food. I put this together one night when I couldn't decide whether to make potato, ham, or broccoli-cheese soup - the result is a complete meal in a bowl."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Heat the butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Cook and stir celery, onion, carrot, and garlic until the onion is translucent. Stir in potatoes, chicken stock, cayenne, thyme, and parsley. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat. Simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Mix the egg and flour together in a bowl using a fork until the mixture resembles grains of rice.
  2. Stir ham and milk into the stock pot and allow the soup to return to a simmer. Slowly sprinkle the dumpling mixture into the soup, stirring constantly to prevent clumps. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in broccoli and Cheddar cheese. Cook until the broccoli is tender and the Cheddar cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2010

Very good! This did just hit the spot on a cold winter day here in Minnesota! I added more potato and celery than stated I also heavied up on the cheese just because it looked so good. But Im sure this is a delicious recipe just as it is for sure! My family gobbled this up! A note on the 'dumplings' They are really just a very small noodle rather than an actual dumpling, but I believe they added an extra texture that really made this recipe tasty so I would recommend keeping them. Trust the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 04, 2010

The soup was okay, we didn't love it. The cheese didn't melt all the way at the end - it just clumped on to the ham. I couldn't figure out the dumplings. I just ended up with a hard ball of dough!

Jul 29, 2009

We loved this! I wasn't sure how the dumpling would work, but it did! Thanks for the great use of broccoli!

Jan 27, 2010

My family loved this soup! It was easy and had so much flavor!! I omitted the thyme because I didnt have any and subbed velveeta for the chedder. I will be making this often!

Feb 07, 2011

did not add dumplings. added cauliflower. Everyone loved it. Very good soup

Oct 14, 2010

This was very good. Next time I would puree the mixture before adding the dumplings because I felt the veggie chunks overshadowed the texture of the dumplings. I had leftover kielbasa so I used that in place of the ham and it worked great. I have had this in my box to try for over 1 year. I am so glad I finally tried it!

Nov 17, 2010

This recipe made for a great dinner! The only downside was that the prep time took longer than expected.

Feb 14, 2011

Amazing... made as written with a lot less butter and 1/4th the ham cause that is all I had.... Couldn't stop eating it.


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  • Calories
  • 544 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 112 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 29.8 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 27.2 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 1170 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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