Delicious, very modifiable chowder. Serve this with a salad and rolls or beer bread. Yum! Consider this a basic recipe that can be modified according to specific tastes and needs. Carrots and celery can be added when cooking the potatoes if desired. Bacon would be delicious in this as well.

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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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  • Bring water, potatoes, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat, cover with a lid, and simmer until vegetables are just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.

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  • Melt butter in a separate large saucepan over medium heat. Stir flour into melted butter until smooth. Gradually stir milk into butter-flour mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes.

  • Stir cream cheese and Cheddar cheese into milk mixture until melted. Pour potato mixture, including liquid, into milk-cheese mixture; add corn and ham. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soup is heated through, 10 to 15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

471.3 calories; protein 21.5g 43% DV; carbohydrates 34.7g 11% DV; fat 28.4g 44% DV; cholesterol 83.5mg 28% DV; sodium 974.5mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2014
This received a rare all family (of 5) approval! Even my pickiest went back for more. I doubled the recipe and based on what I had on hand used both shredded cheese and Campbell's cheesy soup. I also only had one package of cream cheese for the double recipe, but there was no lack of creamy flavor. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2014
I'm sorry for the low rating but this was a flop here. It didn't have a ton of flavor & the corn did NOT belong in this. Def would've preferred this as a ham & potato soup without crunchy/chewy kernels of corn to chew chew chew. Read More
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2014
This received a rare all family (of 5) approval! Even my pickiest went back for more. I doubled the recipe and based on what I had on hand used both shredded cheese and Campbell's cheesy soup. I also only had one package of cream cheese for the double recipe, but there was no lack of creamy flavor. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
Delicious! I followed the recipe though I did use frozen white/yellow sweet corn as opposed to canned and I also prepped both pans (the white sauce and the veg) at the same time on different burners to reduce cook time. I also couldn't resist adding 2 tsps of yellow mustard to the white sauce and I'm glad I did; it really worked well. This is a very rich and hearty soup. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2015
We loved it! Although to start off I always saute my vegetables (potatoes onions garlic) in butter. I think it makes the soups taste better. Then I followed the recipe and absolutely loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2016
Seriously great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
Really yummy! I sautéed onions in butter before adding water and potatoes as suggested added a nice rich flavor. I also added a little yellow mustard to cheese sauce as suggested also a good suggestion. This will be made again everyone agreed! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2020
The family loved this soup! I mainly followed the recipe, but I did make a few alterations, first, as others have stated, I sautteed the onions and garlic in olive oil for just a few minutes first. I also used 2 cups of chicken stock and the liquid from a can of corn rather than just water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2014
Mmmmmmmm...Great recipe! I removed the onion and substituted the cheese for a can of Campbell's condensed cheddar. Made it a double batch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2015
Everyone in my house love this and that is a rare thing as we have 5 teenagers. my only complaint is it takes a lot longer to prepare due to everything being put in it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2014
My Grand Daughter loved this! Made it for her birthday as she requested. She is a very picky eater and I was so happy she loved it. I used the Green Giant Steamable Corn with Butter Sauce. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2014
I'm sorry for the low rating but this was a flop here. It didn't have a ton of flavor & the corn did NOT belong in this. Def would've preferred this as a ham & potato soup without crunchy/chewy kernels of corn to chew chew chew. Read More