Cheesy Ham & Corn Chowder

Cheesy Ham & Corn Chowder

Cheesy Ham & Corn Chowder

My husband works for a not-for-profit organization,Outreach International, that relies on volunteer help to put together their mailings. Just prior to Thanksgiving is when they have their biggest project so they always provide lunch for the volunteers. My contribution to the lunch buffet was this soup. I thought something hardy and filling would be good since they would all be working hard to get the mailing out. This turned out great so give it a try if you’re in the mood for a nice, hardy, warms-the-soul soup!

Ingredients
3 T. butter
1 medium onion, diced
5 T. flour
1 green pepper, diced
4 C. chicken broth or stock
8 new red potatoes, sliced
1 t. dried sage
1/2 t. black pepper
1 lb. cooked ham, diced
2 C. whole milk
1 C. 1/2 & 1/2 (or whole milk if you don’t want it this rich)
20 oz. frozen corn
16 oz. Velveeta cheese, cubed

1. Melt butter in a large saucepan; stir in onion and cook until tender.
2. Stir in flour and cook for a minute after a paste forms.
3. Add green pepper, chicken broth, potatoes, sage, and pepper; stir to blend in the flour mixture.

Potatoes, Green Pepper, & Broth w/Spices Simmering

Potatoes, Green Pepper, & Broth w/Spices Simmering

4. Bring to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
5. Add remaining ingredients; cook and stir until heated through, about 8-10 minutes.
Serves 8-12


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3 Responses to “Cheesy Ham & Corn Chowder”
  1. Sally O says:

    Good Morning, Sue–The corn chowder looks like something we would really like. I plan on trying it later on this week. I was wondering if you could use fat free half and half in this recipe. I use it on my cereal, but have never used it in a recipe. Hi to Ken. Sally O

    • Faithful Foodie says:

      Hi Sally! I’ve used fat free half and half in other recipes without problems. Just do not let it boil after you add it as the soup might separate. I hope you like it!

  2. Beth says:

    wow…looks crazy yummy!! I’m in the mood, our first little bit of snow today.

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