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Creamy Ham Potato and Corn Chowder

Indulge in the rich, comforting embrace of this Creamy Ham Potato and Corn Chowder. A delightful blend of savoury ham, tender potatoes, and sweet corn enveloped in a velvety, creamy base. Each spoonful is a journey through hearty flavours and warming nostalgia, promising a culinary experience that will warm your soul.

Total Time
45 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4 – 6 Servings

  • 500g ham, diced
    600g potatoes, peeled and diced
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    250g frozen corn kernels
    1 liter chicken or vegetable broth
    500ml milk
    250ml heavy cream
    50g butter
    50g all-purpose flour
    Salt and black pepper, to taste
    Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
    Grated cheddar cheese, for garnish (optional)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    30 min

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    1. Cook Ham:
      • In a large pot, sauté diced ham over medium heat until lightly browned. Remove the ham from the pot and set it aside.
    2. Sauté Aromatics:
      • In the same pot, melt butter. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
    3. Add Potatoes and Corn:
      • Add diced potatoes and frozen corn kernels to the pot. Stir well to combine with the onions and garlic.
    4. Prepare Roux:
      • Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir continuously to create a roux. Cook for a few minutes until the flour is lightly browned.
    5. Add Broth and Simmer:
      • Gradually pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
    6. Add Milk and Cream:
      • Pour in the milk and heavy cream, stirring continuously. Let the chowder simmer for another 10-15 minutes, allowing it to thicken.
    7. Season the Chowder:
      • Season the chowder with salt and black pepper to taste. Remember that the ham is salty, so be cautious with the salt. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
    8. Add Ham and Serve:
      • Stir in the sautéed ham, allowing it to heat through for a few minutes.
    9. Serve:
      • Ladle the Creamy Ham Potato and Corn Chowder into bowls. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and, if desired, grated cheddar cheese.
    Pro Tips
    • Ham Selection: Opt for smoked ham for a deeper flavor profile, enhancing the overall richness of the chowder.
    • Potato Choice: Use waxy potatoes like Yukon Gold for a creamy texture that holds its shape during cooking.
    • Creamy Consistency: Blend a portion of the chowder with an immersion blender for a thicker, creamier base without sacrificing chunky texture.
    • Flavor Infusion: Consider adding a dash of smoked paprika or a pinch of cayenne for a subtle hint of smokiness or heat.


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 350 calories (may vary based on specific ingredients used). Savor the warmth of this delightful chowder without any guilt.

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