Ham Cheddar Chowder
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes8 servings (about 2 quarts)
- 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes (1 inch)
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups water
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups whole milk
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham (about 8 ounces)
- Place first four ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain.
- Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat; saute onion and celery until tender. Stir in flour and pepper until blended; gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted.
- Stir in ham and potato mixture; heat through over low heat.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 429 calories, 28g fat (16g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.
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Nov 10, 2018
I fixed this in my IP so I cooked it a tad different than written to accommodate. I did add a can of corn and a few drops of tobasco sauce. Yum.
Nov 17, 2017
My favorite ham chowder now. I'll definitely be making this for the long winter months to come. I may have added a little more cheese than the recipe called for.
Oct 22, 2017
Soups are my go-to meals in the winter time. This one will be in the rotation. Thick, creamy and comforting!
Oct 3, 2012
I would make this again. It did get really thick at end so I added half n half. Whole family liked this. Which is very rare!!
Jan 21, 2012
I have made this recipe many times and it is a favorite, especially with my husband. I usually cut the cheese down to 2 cups and cut the milk down to 3 cups. I put this together a bit differently in that I don't drain the vegetables and I eliminate the butter (and the step of making the white sauce) by mixing the flour with the milk and stirring it into the boiling vegetables. I shake the flour and milk together in one of those Tupperware® shakers. If preferred, one could substitute 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch for the flour.A very hearty, delicious soup. One could accompany it simply with bread or crackers and maybe some raw vegetables.