Potato Ham Chowder Recipe

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“I find that homemade is always best…especially when it comes to soup,” assures Esther Danielson of Lake Arrowhead, California. This rich and hearty broth features chunks of potatoes, ham and lots of dill flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup cubed peeled potatoes
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 319 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 1286 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 lean meat, 2 starch 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan, saute the ham, onion and celery in butter for 5 minutes or until ham is lightly browned and vegetables are tender. Add the broth and potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour and milk until smooth; stir into chowder. Add dill and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook for 1 minute or until thickened. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Potato Ham Chowder in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p65

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"Very, very good! Everyone enjoyed it. I added some carrot for extra veggie, otherwise made it just as it says to."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"This is a really good chowder. I served it with ciabatta cheese bread."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"I added a extra cup of milk, 1 tbsp of flour, and 1/2 C of corn for my own unique chowder (extra dill to taste)"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"My family loved it,even my 2yr. old granddaughter."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2008

"This chowder is delicious. I added chopped broccoli (which I steamed for just a few minutes), packaged cubed ham, and used packaged diced potatoes with onion which saved prep and cooking time. I also added chives, parsley and dry ranch seasoning mix. Will definitely make again and again!"

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