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Ham Chowder with Potato and Corn

This Ham Chowder with Potato and Corn recipe is simple, filling, creamy comfort food. All real ingredients, and it is quick to toss together too. The most labor intensive thing is dicing the potatoes, and that takes about 5 minutes – max. EASY.

Ham Chowder with Potato and Corn

Ham Chowder with Potato and Corn

I’m a big chowder and bisque fan, in all different forms. Clam chowder, potato chowder, corn chowder, seafood bisque. Gimmie.

Ham Chowder with Potato and Corn

The key to a really great chowder is really developing the roux. It isn’t entirely necessary, but adds such a depth of flavor that you can’t get in any other way, in my opinion.

Ham Chowder with Potato and Corn

Ham Chowder with Potato and Corn

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Homemade ham and potato chowder is the perfect way to use up the leftover ham you have laying around!


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 3 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 cup corn, frozen or drained canned corn
  • 2-3 cups diced ham
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour, and cook over medium-low heat stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  2. Whisk in chicken stock and half and half. Add diced potatoes and corn, and simmer over low heat stirring occasionally until the potatoes are tender. Stir in cooked diced ham and the colby jack cheese.
  3. Add seasoning, stir, and serve while hot with some crusty bread and a green salad.
  4. *Optional - Quickly brown the ham sliced before you dice them for a little extra flavor.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 495 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 131mg Sodium: 1863mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 32g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!


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Monday 18th of January 2016

Looks and sounds yummy, will try this soon. Also loved seeing someone else using Hull dishes!

Nicole Johnson

Monday 18th of January 2016

Thanks! I absolutely love those little bowls. I didn't know that's what they were called. I search garage sales for them.


Friday 6th of March 2015

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