Cauliflower & Ham Chowder Recipe

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Even if you aren’t crazy about cauliflower, you’ll like this comforting, thick and chunky soup, suggests Carla Garloff from Burney, California. “My two daughters always did…and my husband and I love it. I found the recipe years ago and it’s great for leftover ham.“
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups sliced fresh cauliflower
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • Sliced green onion

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 197 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 1283 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook cauliflower in broth for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the soup, cream and pepper. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into cauliflower mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add ham; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with onion. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cauliflower Ham Chowder in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p63

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