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Cheesy Ham Chowder Recipe

Cheesy Ham Chowder Recipe

This recipe is one of my family’s favorites. The chowder is chock-full of potatoes, ham and carrots. I like to make this comforting soup at least once or twice a month during the fall and winter.
A great soup. I made a few changes- omitted the bacon and carrots and used creamed corn instead of regular corn. The soup was quite thick so I had to add a bit more milk. This was a great way to use up some leftover ham!

Oh this is a wonderful chowder…. it is hard to believe it was so simple to make, such a perfect combination of flavors. Thank you very much. I always have to use considerably more milk as it is very thick, just add until I get the consistency that I want.
This was delicious. I didn’t have any bacon, and it still tasted wonderful. A great way to use up leftover ham.

I have been making this chowder for several years and my whole family LOVES it! My college girls are so excited when I tell them I am making it for them when they come home! The only thing I change is the amount of bacon (I use less) and I use center cut bacon, since we are not crazy about the fat. This and homemade cornbread are a PERFECT cold-weather meal.
This chowder is definitely hearty. A perfect way to use up left over ham. The only deviation I made from the recipe was to add a couple cloves of garlic because my family LOVES gralic. I would also use a sharp cheddar next time. Thanks for sharing – this one is definitely a keeper!
This really should be a 4.5 stars because I gave it 5 stars and DH gave it 4. This is really a good soup recipe!! I made it as directed except for using 2 BabyBel cheeses in addition to my sharp cheddar since I was short a bit of cheese, using frozen corn instead of canned, and adding a bit more milk when I added the ham as my soup seemed quite thick at that point. I would recommend dicing your carrot, potato and ham fairly small (at least smaller than I did!) to be done at the 20 minute mark. I had to cook mine a bit longer than that to get the potatoes done, but that was not a big deal. This was a delicious soup served with easy garlic bread for a warm and tasty supper. I think this soup will be even better the next day–I’ll update my review to let you know! Made for the Winter 2010 I Recommend Tag Game.

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