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Cheesy Ham Chowder Recipe
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Cheesy Ham Chowder Recipe

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This recipe is one of my family's favorites. The chowder is chock-full of potatoes, ham and carrots. I like to make this comforting soup at least once or twice a month during the fall and winter. —Jennifer Trenhaile, Emerson, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 418 calories, 28 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,056 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. In the drippings, saute onion and carrots until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add milk and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Add the potatoes, corn, bouillon and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add cheese and ham; heat until cheese is melted. Stir in bacon. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Ham Chowder in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p7

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 418 calories, 28 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,056 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"Phenomenal!"

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"Delicious!"

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"I skipped the bacon as well, and used a couple glugs of olive oil to saute the vegetables. The chowder turned out great! Lots of prep time and cook time with the layering of ingredients to the pot. But it's worth it! Delicious and great consistency without heavy cream."

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"I wasn't feeling well so I cut a lot of corners here and it still came out great (and my kids liked it too). I used canned everything-- potatoes, carrots, corn, peas-- and skipped the bacon and onion. And we were short on cheese so I used a half jar of cheese wiz. (Don't judge.) Very tasty soup. Thanks for sharing this very adaptable recipe!"

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"This is so good! How can anyone think it's boring???!! Satisfying & comfort food at it's best. Every time I make it, someone wants the recipe, made it for a party & handed out 4 or 5 copies. I use turkey bacon from a local shop, only 5 slices since there is plenty of ham. I also use whatever cheese I have on hand, it's good with mexican or mont jack mixes. You can use more vegs, I tweak it every time I make it according to what's in the fridge, very forgiving recipe. Thanks!"

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