Couldn't find an after Christmas ham chowder recipe that started with slow cooking the ham bone leftovers. Ended up taking ideas from multiple recipes to create something that worked out pretty well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 hrs 45 mins
total:
7 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

  • Remove ham bone from slow cooker; pull meat of bone and shred. Return meat to slow cooker and discard ham bone. Add potatoes, carrots, parsley, and cumin to soup.

  • Cook on High until potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes. Add frozen corn and stir.

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

Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 21.9g 7% DV; fat 1.8g 3% DV; cholesterol 3.7mg 1% DV; sodium 509.8mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2013
Instead of cumin, I threw in different spices (chives, onion powder, garlic powder, dill weed, celery salt, fresh ground pepper, a little hot sauce) and I threw in about a cup and a half of diced ham. Instead of regular milk, I used one full can of evaporated milk (it easier to cook with, imo). Very hearty and comforting soup. The whole family enjoyed it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/26/2013
The cumin does not go with the ham. I can only image that those giving this a good review were very hungry when they ate the results &/or used very old pre-ground cumin. I grind my cumin just prior to using it. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2013
Instead of cumin, I threw in different spices (chives, onion powder, garlic powder, dill weed, celery salt, fresh ground pepper, a little hot sauce) and I threw in about a cup and a half of diced ham. Instead of regular milk, I used one full can of evaporated milk (it easier to cook with, imo). Very hearty and comforting soup. The whole family enjoyed it. Read More
(41)
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2013
I found this to have a lot of broth; I like my chowders nice and thick. Next time I think I'd use less chicken stock. Maybe use cream instead of milk. And pureeing just one cup of the chowder didn't add very much body. Great flavor though. I wasn't sure about the cumin but it was tasty! I added my potatoes and carrots about 2 hours before we ate dinner and kept it on low. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2017
An easy way to thicken a soup like this is with instant mashed potato flakes. Just keep adding a few tablespoons and stirring until it is where you want it. Go slow tho because it takes a little bit for the flakes to work. Thickens without adding a lot of calories. This soup is very tasty but I can't say I added the cumin. That idea didn't appeal after I tasted a spoon of the soup with a little cumin added. Used parsley and a bit of Mrs. Dash. Very nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2014
Subbed Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage for ham bone.Removed sausage casings and sliced each link into six equal parts.Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage and Cumin pair well.This is a very tasty chowder for a blustery day.I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2013
Yummy yummy flavor I used ham broth in place of chicken broth. You need more the 45 minutes to get tender vegetables. My dinner was 45 minutes late because of the miss timing. I will make this again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2013
I followed this recipe exactly... it turned out great!! Great flavour nice consistency - delicious. Better than alot of soup recipes I've tried. Will definately be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/26/2013
The cumin does not go with the ham. I can only image that those giving this a good review were very hungry when they ate the results &/or used very old pre-ground cumin. I grind my cumin just prior to using it. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2013
It's wonderful! Very easy cheap filling and delicious! I loved it just how it was! I sort of wish that the blender part was explained because I did not understand it. Also don't expect to have a super creamy thick broth because it's not at all. Delicious soup but not thick. I also used dried parsley instead and it worked just fine. You'll love it! Happy cooking! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2014
Very tasty! I would hesitate to call it a "chowder" though. Not very creamy. But it was a big hit just the way it is! Read More
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