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Creamy Ham Chowder Recipe

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You'll dig into satisfaction when this thick and creamy chowder is on the menu. Loaded with comforting flavor, it's sure to make friedns and family think you labored for hours perfecting it.—Lee Bremson, Kansas City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli cuts, thawed and drained

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 466 calories, 30 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 1,176 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, cook onion in butter over medium heat for 4 minutes. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cream and cheese.
  3. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Drain potatoes; add to slow cooker. Stir in ham. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  4. Stir in broccoli. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (about 3-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Creamy Ham Chowder in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2008, p23

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 466 calories, 30 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 1,176 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

The first time I made this Chowder I wasn't really sure what to expect. It exceeded any expectations I could have possibly had!!! This is pure comfort food perfect for a cold winter day! Everybody went back for seconds and placed an immediate request that I make it again soon. Delicious!!!

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

Amazing! Even my picky husband that does not consider anything resembling soup appropriate for dinner enjoyed it!

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

I had to substitute a few things for this recipe because I didn't have all the ingredients. I used about 2 cups of whipping cream and 1/2 cup milk instead of the cream it called for. I also didn't have cheddar cheese. I used mozzarella. I also omitted the nutmeg. It was a fantastic chowder! Took it took a gathering, and got numerious compliments!

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