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Ham Cheddar Chowder

 Ham Cheddar Chowder
Living in Wisconsin, I like to make dishes featuring cheese, and this chowder is one of my favorites. It makes a great meal served with salad greens and rye rolls.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the potatoes,
  • carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Reduce heat. Cover and
  • simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender; drain and set
  • vegetables aside.
  • In same pan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add
  • milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add
  • ham and reserved vegetables. Cook on low until heated through. Do
  • not boil. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 417 calories, 26 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 1,238 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.