After Thanksgiving, I had leftover ham. And, since we are trying to add more vegetables to our diet, I decided that I would make this a soup where the vegetable is really the star and the ham and cheese are just nice background accompaniments.
You can also substitute any type of cheese that you would like to use. I actually used a blend of cheddar and jack cheeses in this batch. That is why the color is lighter. This is a leftover soup, so it can vary with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Some corn would be good in it I think. But, no matter what, it is tasty soup! My husband packed up 3 servings to freeze and save for his lunches.
Here is a past post you might like that shows another way to use leftovers. Keep it in mind for after Christmas or any time of year!
What are some of the ways that you like to use leftovers? Let us know!
Meanwhile, here are a few other cool soup related gift ideas (I love beautiful soup tureens):