- 2 cups water
- 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
- 1/2 cup sliced carrots
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 can (15-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
- 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- In a large saucepan, bring the water, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Remove from the heat; do not drain.
- Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Add cheese and stir until melted. Stir into the undrained vegetables; return large saucepan to the heat. Add corn and ham; heat through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Reviews for Cheddar Ham Chowder
"I love this recipe and have been making it for years when I got it out of Country Woman magazine. It's very satisfying. I use turkey ham instead of regular ham and have substituted colby cheese when I didn't have cheddar."
"Hearty and tasty! The only change I made was I added about a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper to give it more flavor. Will be making this one again."
"I make this frequently, especially when I want to give another family a meal. I use my freezer corn and also add sweet potatoes."
"Really tasty, but I used frozen southwestern corn, and cayenne pepper to jazz it up. I served it with crescent rolls. My family liked it."
"Love this. So wonderful to take to warm up at work or get cozy on a cold day. I'm definitely saving this one for years to come."
"Excellent cold weather soup! I did saute the onions, carrots and celery first and, as suggested reduced the salt and increased the vegetables. Great base recipe to expand on and froze well for individual meals."
"Yummy, rich and hardy. I recommend starting with half the amount of salt, because by the time you add the ham and cheese it can be pretty salty."
"Very easy to prepare and delicious."
"I found this recipe [ or a variation of it] years ago in Midwest Living & called Midwest Ham Chowder... I do add 4 X's the onion, & double the carrots & celery & a bit of garlic. Will also add left over veggies [ ie: green beans, broccoli, mexicali corn ] so good & filling. Added note: I cook the butter & flour for just a bit before adding the milk to rid it of the flour taste..... yummy recipe"