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Cheesy Ham and Corn Chowder

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 15 m servings 408 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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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.


  • 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 g fat; 29.5 g carbohydrates; 19.3 g protein; 76 mg cholesterol; 2034 mg sodium. 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...

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!

I just cut up leftover ham! I doubled the ham, onion, potatoes,(I used 3 Idaho) and carrots. It was perfectly thick, and full of savory goodness. If you want it to be more of a 'corn' chowder, y...

I will make this again! So good.

Made it exactly as directed and the family loved it!

Yum! Substituted celery for red bell peppers.