Ham & Cheese Chowder

Through the Holidays, we eat a lot of ham! It seems like you have it for family dinner, church parties and just because it tastes so good! After awhile you find yourself looking for new ways to use the leftovers and that’s why we make ham & cheese chowder!

This time of year, soup is one of our go to meals. My husband makes the best soups and they are a perfect comfort food. Not to mention, great way to use your leftover ham! 

Ham & Cheese Chowder
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Ingredients
  1. 10 strips bacon, diced
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 3 to 4 cloves garlic,minced
  4. 4 stalks celery, chopped
  5. 1 small package frozen corn
  6. 3 Tablespoons flour
  7. 2 cups milk
  8. 1 cup half and half
  9. 3 cups cubed potatoes
  10. 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  11. salt and pepper, to taste
  12. 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  13. 2 cups ham, cubed
Instructions
  1. In a heavy stew pot, cook the bacon over a medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon bits from the pan and place on plate covered with paper towels to soak up the grease.
  2. In the drippings, saute onion until tender it will take about 5 minutes. In the last minute, add the garlic and celery. Stir in the flour until blended.
  3. Gradually add the milk and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Add the potatoes, corn, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Add the cheese, ham, and bacon; continue to cook until the cheese is melted and well combined.
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14 thoughts on “Ham & Cheese Chowder”

  1. This one’s perfect for the winter! I love cooking soups and chowders especially during the colder nights of the year! This is a must keep recipe! Thanks!

  2. Your Ham and Cheese Chowder will be great for this cold winter day we are having here. Hope you have a very special week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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