Fiesta Ham Soup Recipe
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Fiesta Ham Soup Recipe

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Chowders are a scrumptious way to warm the spirits during the holidays. Our festive soup is brimming with ham, green chilies, potatoes and corn. —Cathy Hastie, Auburn, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 pounds potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until onion is tender. Add potatoes, ham, chilies, parsley and pepper; cook and stir 1 minute.
  2. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in corn, milk and cheese; heat through. If desired, serve with sour cream. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Fiesta Ham Soup in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p162

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lah6684 User ID: 8292697 231698
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"Awesome soup! First I made it for work and tonight I'm making it for my family. Thank you for sharing."

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