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Ham and Potato Chowder Recipe

Ham and Potato Chowder Recipe

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If your like me you are looking at all the leftovers from Thanksgiving in your fridge and wondering, What am I going to do with all of this?  Someone mentioned a ham and potato chowder on facebook and I knew I had to make it. I set out to google and found a few recipes. I combined a few of them and ended up with this yummy chowder.

Ham and Potato Chowder


  • 3 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup corn (frozen or canned)
  • 1/3 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham (you can also use cooked chicken or turkey)
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, carrots, corn, and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, ham, salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, add cheese, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

Serve with warm bread or rolls. Enjoy!

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Saturday 26th of November 2011

This looks absolutely terrific!! I am bookmarking this. Thanks for sharing!

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