Cheesy Ham and Corn Chowder

Cheesy Ham and Corn Chowder

Soups, Stews and Chili Chowders

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!

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 408
Preparation time: 25m
Total cooking time: 1h 15m


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham


  • 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.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 24.6g 38%
    Saturated Fat 14.0g  
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 2034mg 81%
Potassium 515mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 29.5g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Protein 19.3g 39%
Sugars 8g  
Vitamin A 2649IU  
Vitamin C 19mg  
Calcium 369mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 6mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 49mg  
Folate 67mcg