Cheddar Potato Chowder
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups diced unpeeled red potatoes
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
- In a Dutch oven, combine the first 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
- Meanwhile, place flour in a large saucepan; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir the ham and the cheese sauce into undrained vegetables; stir until combined.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 212 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 847mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.
Nov 17, 2017
I may have added a little more cheese than the recipe ,called for. I'll definitely be making this for the long winter months ahead.
Jan 25, 2017
Very easy to make and it's delicious and very warming on a cold day. Will be making this often.
Jan 8, 2017
Hearty and yummy... Great way to use up left over ham...Definitely a hit...
Dec 30, 2016
This recipe is definitely a keeper. I did use chicken broth instead (low sodium) and regular potatoes peeled but everything else the same. It was awesome. Even better the next day. My children even loved it which is amazing. Thank you for sharing!
Oct 9, 2015
This soup was good and would make it again. I had homemade chicken broth on hand and used it in place of water. I think it adds to the flavour.
Sep 11, 2015
Very good! I didn't have 2% milk, and I barely had 1%, either, so I'll share how I made it so maybe it will help someone else. I sauteed the carrots, celery, and onion in 1 Tbsp butter before adding the potatoes and water. I used 1/2 c of 1% milk, and 1 1/2 c fat free milk, since that's what I had on hand. I was very careful to stir often and only added a little bit of cheese at a time so it wouldn't curdle. I used 1 c of shredded cheddar, and 4 slices of organic American cheese slices, broken into pieces. And I used ham lunchmeat that I just cut into bite size pieces. My family loved it, and they asked for me to add it to our regular menus. Great recipe. Thank you for submitting it! I served it with Crusty Dinner Biscuits (another excellent recipe) and iced tea.
May 11, 2015
Sep 22, 2014
I made this for dinner tonight. It was quite good, but I added 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, and 1 tsp garlic powder to make it delicious! :)
Sep 22, 2014
This was well loved by my friends! I loved that it is low calorie, and it really hit the spot!
Apr 24, 2014
Quick and delicious! Used Idaho potatoes instead of red. Also added a couple cups of broccoli. Made the chowder in the afternoon and kept it in the crockpot until dinner. Whole family loved it.