Baked Potato Soup and Hot Ham and Swiss Sandwiches

Baked Potato Soup and Hot Ham and Swiss Sandwiches are excellent on cold nights, casual get-togethers, sick days or football parties. They just go together so well! You can substitute leftover baked potatoes or cook some up in the microwave instead of the oven if you want to make this dish a little faster.Baked Potato Soup and Hot Ham and Swiss Sandwiches

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Christmas has finally come and gone. The kids are slowly coming down off the Santa Clause high and are still excited to get up and play with their new toys without any complaints – for now. It looks like Christmas has thrown up in my house. There are still bags of wrapping paper and cardboard boxes to be taken out, instruction booklets and dirty socks are scattered around the house, and little pieces of shiny ribbon can still be seen twinkling in the lights that now need to be taken down and put away. But the best part of all, is the snow.

We actually got a little snow on Christmas Day. An event I can’t remember happening since the year I got a trampoline for Christmas and that was quite some time ago. It was a perfect end to a wonderful Christmas. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

With the snow though, comes some seriously cold temperatures. This is soup weather in my book. Warm, hearty, delicious soup. And the epitome of warm, hearty and delicious is potato soup. Just like chicken noodle is perfect when you are sick, potato soup is perfect when you are freezing your butt off. I served this particular batch of soup up with some hot ham and swiss sandwiches. A great accompaniment and a great way to use up any leftover ham or even turkey if you have some laying around.

Enjoy your soup and enjoy the snow and I hope you all had a merry Christmas!

Baked Potato Soup

adapted from a Better Homes and Garden recipe

4 baking potatoes

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 T butter

3 T AP Flour

1/2 t. dried dill weed

salt and pepper

4-5 cups milk

1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded

bacon, cheddar cheese, and dill or green onion to top

Wash and prick your potatoes and bake them in the oven at 425 degrees until they are done, 45-60 minutes.

Let cool slightly and cut potatoes in half and scoop out the pulp into a bowl. Break up large pices with a fork.

In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic  in the butter over medium heat until they are tender.

Stir in flour, dill salt and pepper. Slowly add milk all at once.

Cook for about 15 minutes until milk has started to thicken. Add potato pulp and shredded cheddar cheese, stir until cheese melts.

Using a stick blender or a regular blender, puree soup until only a few chunks of potato are left. Taste and season if needed. Top with crumbled bacon, cheese and dill. Serve and enjoy!

Hot Ham and Swiss Sandwiches

1 pack of King’s Hawaiian rolls

1/2 pound of sliced ham ( more or less)

8 oz. Swiss cheese slices

3 T dijon mustard

1/4 cup diced onion

Take the rolls out of the pack and, without separating the rolls, slice the entire loaf in half like a sandwich. Spread each half with dijon mustard.

Sprinkle the bottom with onions. Top with ham slices, making sure to cover all of the bread and then cover the ham with swiss cheese slices. Place the top of the bread on the sandwich and place the loaf in a baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven until sandwiches are warm and cheese has melted. Cut into individual sandwiches and serve!

baked potato soup with hot ham and cheese sandwiches
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Baked Potato Soup Hot Ham and Swiss Sandwiches

Perfect winter's day fare, hot soup and cheesy sandwiches.

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine american
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 568 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 T butter
  • 3 T AP Flour
  • 1/2 t . dried dill weed
  • salt and pepper
  • 4-5 cups milk
  • 1 c . cheddar cheese shredded
  • bacon cheddar cheese, and dill or green onion to top

Hot Ham and Swiss Sandwiches

  • 1 pack of King's Hawaiian rolls
  • 1/2 pound of sliced ham more or less
  • 8 oz . Swiss cheese slices
  • 3 T dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup diced onion

Instructions

  1. Wash and prick your potatoes and bake them in the oven at 425 degrees until they are done, 45-60 minutes.
  2. Let cool slightly and cut potatoes in half and scoop out the pulp into a bowl. Break up large pices with a fork.
  3. In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in the butter over medium heat until they are tender.
  4. Stir in flour, dill salt and pepper. Slowly add milk all at once.
  5. Cook for about 15 minutes until milk has started to thicken. Add potato pulp and shredded cheddar cheese, stir until cheese melts.
  6. Using a stick blender or a regular blender, puree soup until only a few chunks of potato are left. Taste and season if needed. Top with crumbled bacon, cheese and dill. Serve and enjoy!

For the sandwiches:

  1. Take the rolls out of the pack and, without separating the rolls, slice the entire loaf in half like a sandwich. Spread each half with dijon mustard.

    Sprinkle the bottom with onions. Top with ham slices, making sure to cover all of the bread and then cover the ham with swiss cheese slices. Place the top of the bread on the sandwich and place the loaf in a baking sheet.

    Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven until sandwiches are warm and cheese has melted. Cut into individual sandwiches and serve!

Nutrition Facts
Baked Potato Soup Hot Ham and Swiss Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 568
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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  1. All my family can say to this is, wow. 🙂 I’m successfully learning to cook “outside the box” with your easy instructions and yummy recipes!

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