Farmhouse Ham Chowder
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
- 4-1/4 cups whole milk
- 2 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
- 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
- In a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery and red pepper in butter until crisp-tender. Stir in flour and dressing mix until blended; gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
- Add the potatoes, corn, ham and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Stir in cheese until blended.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 267 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1288mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.
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May 24, 2017
Very tasty! The addition of the smoked gouda really made this dish so flavorful!
Apr 12, 2016
This is a great way to use up leftover ham. Serve this with a nice, crusty bread for a fast and delicious meal.
Apr 5, 2013
This recipe is easy and delicious, will definitely make it again and the grands loved it!
Nov 2, 2012
This is defiantly a comfort food! we sat around the fire place and talked of child hood memories.Chowder,home made bread and the fire place ablaze with family ...another good memory:)
Sep 16, 2010
I love this recipe and make it all the time! I love to make a double batch ahead of time when its cold and we go camping. It also freezes very well so its easy to send to friends and family when they are feeling a little under the weather! Definitely recommend trying this recipe!
Mar 17, 2009
Delicious and so easy! I am not a big cheese fan so I left that off with no loss of flavor. The soup also thickened up even more when reheated as the potatoes continued to break down. I'll definitely make this one again.