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Cheesy Ham and Corn Chowder

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars
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"Chowders always bring to mind a picture of a cozy, kicked-back, winter-time family meal; cuddled up around a roaring fireplace with plenty of warm food, good cheer and loving friends. This one is a Sunday night family favorite - easy on the cook (and the cook's pocketbook), yet sure to bring raves from the hubby and kids. Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 408
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Stir chicken broth, carrots, chicken bouillon, bay leaves, sea salt, pepper, thyme, marjoram, and garlic powder together in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 10 minutes. Add potatoes and onion; cook for 10 minutes more. Add celery; cook until all vegetables are fork tender, about 10 minutes more.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and whisk flour into butter until smooth. Return saucepan to medium heat; gradually add milk to butter mixture, whisking constantly, and cook until mixture thickens, 6 to 7 minutes.
  3. Stir milk mixture into vegetable mixture; add corn, Cheddar cheese, and ham, reduce heat to low, and simmer until ham is heated through and cheese melts, 10 to 15 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Start the white sauce right after adding celery to the other vegetables; this will cut 10 minutes off the original cooking time.
  • For a quicker version, use canned diced potatoes, canned carrots, frozen onions, and eliminate the celery. Combine the broth, potatoes, carrot, onions and seasonings in 5-quart pot; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes. Prepare white sauce while vegetables are cooking. Combine sauce, vegetables, corn, ham and cheese; reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. This will reduce the total recipe time to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 408 calories; 24.6 29.5 19.3 76 2034 Full nutrition

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This was delicious! Of course I made some changes: First, I doubled the recipe and... *I sauteed all the veggies together in olive oil and when tender removed from heat *Substituted half of the...

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I was torn about giving it 4 stars because the flavor was great!! But ... it wasn't thick enough to be a chowder, more of a creamy soup. Next time, I will add more corn and make it a lot thic...

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This was delicious! Of course I made some changes: First, I doubled the recipe and... *I sauteed all the veggies together in olive oil and when tender removed from heat *Substituted half of the...

Delicious!!! The taste is great, I did add about another 1/2 cup of milk because it was a little too thick for me. I also added another cup of diced ham just because I had leftovers from Chris...

I made it exactly as recipe is written. We loved it and I will make it again.

The family really liked it!

Very straightforward! Slightly modified the recipe to make more, turned out great.

Used half heavy cream, half milk for the rue and turned out amazing. Would definitely make again!

I was torn about giving it 4 stars because the flavor was great!! But ... it wasn't thick enough to be a chowder, more of a creamy soup. Next time, I will add more corn and make it a lot thic...

I only changed the herbs a little. According to my tastes. A delicious soup. I will definitely make it again

Sauteed onions, celery and garlic in bacon fat. Used some leftover grilled charred corn. Turmeric, sour cream...