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Ingredients

5-1/2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
2-3/4 cups water
1/3 cup butter, cubed
1-1/3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
2 celery ribs, chopped
2/3 cup chopped onion
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound cheese, cubed
2/3 cup sour cream
Milk, optional

Instructions

Place 4-1/2 cups of the potatoes in a saucepan, add water. Cover and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Do not drain. Mash potatoes, stir in butter. In a 3-quart slow cooker combine the ham, celery, onion, garlic powder, paprika, pepper and remaining cubed potatoes. Stir in mashed potatoes; top with cheese. Cover and cook on low of 5-6 hours until the potatoes and other vegetables are tender. Stir in sour cream until blended. Thin soup with milk if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Norma Gullickson
Keithsburg




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