Ham Bone Chowder


I couldn't find an after-Christmas ham chowder recipe that started with slow cooking the ham-bone leftovers. I took ideas from multiple recipes that worked well to create this slow cooker ham bone potato soup.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs


  • 1 meaty ham bone, fat trimmed

  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken stock

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic

  • 6 red potatoes, cubed

  • 4 large carrots, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • 1 cup milk

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place ham bone in a slow cooker; top with chicken stock, onion, and garlic.

  2. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

  3. Remove ham bone from the slow cooker; pull meat off bone and shred. Return shredded meat to the slow cooker and discard ham bone. Add potatoes, carrots, parsley, and cumin; mix well.

  4. Cook on High until potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes. Stir in frozen corn.

  5. Remove 1 cup soup to a blender. Add milk. Cover and hold the lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Return blended soup to the slow cooker and stir well. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
2g Fat
22g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 504mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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