Cheesy Ham Chowder Recipe

5 152 167
Cheesy Ham Chowder Recipe
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Cheesy Ham Chowder Recipe

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This recipe is one of my family's favorites. The chowder is chock-full of potatoes, ham and carrots. I like to make this comforting soup at least once or twice a month during the fall and winter. —Jennifer Trenhaile, Emerson, Nebraska
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 10 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham

Directions

In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. In the drippings, saute onion and carrots until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add milk and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Add the potatoes, corn, bouillon and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add cheese and ham; heat until cheese is melted. Stir in bacon. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Ham Chowder in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p7

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 418 calories, 28g fat (14g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1056mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • 10 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. In the drippings, saute onion and carrots until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add milk and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Add the potatoes, corn, bouillon and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add cheese and ham; heat until cheese is melted. Stir in bacon. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Ham Chowder in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p7

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Renni User ID: 9447697 286280
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2018

"Delicious chowder that I will definitely prepare for my family again next fall/winter! The only thing I did differently was add fresh garlic."

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Angela User ID: 6960586 285387
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2018

"Awesome Chowder, super easy to make and delicious!"

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centre User ID: 932011 282845
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2018

"Made this soup for the first time, and it won't be the last. It is truly great tasting."

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Kris Hodges User ID: 5707772 281484
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2018

"Not that this recipe needs another 5 star review but this truly is a delicious chowder. I avoid chowders because they're usually way too thick and heavy. This was neither, just a perfect balance. I used 2% milk and reduced sodium chicken broth for the liquids and I added celery and thyme as suggested by other reviewers. I will make this again."

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rsbecca User ID: 3562457 280456
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2018

"I added celery, 12 oz. of frozen corn instead of canned corn, I added thyme lemon sea salt."

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Gabriel User ID: 9386163 280406
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2018

"This recipe made me want to sign up after trying multiple others over the past few months.

If you haven't made it yet, make it.
The author is a culinary genious. I love it.
I removed the carrots, and onions, and added some garlic powder, as well as some extra ham, but this recipe is fantastic however you like it. It's open to customization, but if you like the vegetables, there's no way you can go wrong here. If you like garlic, I would definitely recommend adding a light amount of it. Don't overdo it, the flavors in this dish shouldn't be overthrown by the garlic."

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Diana User ID: 9327022 278624
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2017

"I had never made a soup like this. Very good, will make it again."

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Coelyn User ID: 4961517 276567
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2017

"My kids (and their friends) now call this Halloween soup because I make it every Halloween. As adults, my kids still come over in October and request this soup. I always have to make a double batch with extra bacon. So satisfying."

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ChrisD1717 User ID: 8325994 274581
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2017

"This was amazing! I love my soups a little on the thick side and this one fit the bill. The flavors were perfect. Did not change a thing. Thanks for the recipe."

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PastorTim User ID: 7965637 265804
Reviewed May. 9, 2017

"Absolutely delicious! Wouldn't change a thing!"

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