Cauliflower Ham Chowder Recipe

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Soup is always good for warming the tummy and the heart, and this is one of our family's favorites. With a busy household, it's a simple but nutritious meal to have on hand!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 cups fresh cauliflower florets
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 to 1 cup instant potato flakes
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 188 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 1034mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the potatoes, cauliflower and onion in chicken broth until tender. Stir in milk, ham, salt, pepper and nutmeg; heat through. Stir in potato flakes; simmer for 5-10 minutes or until soup is as thick as desired. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Cauliflower Ham Chowder in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p49

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finfam User ID: 231878 73859
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"This chowder is great! I discovered this recipe about a month ago and have already made it three times. I did leave out the nutmeg. I wasn't sure we would like the nutmeg in it. My husband said that it has definitely become one of his favorites."

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