Spiral Ham & Potato Chowder (Soup)

Lauren Conforti

By
@Hutt5asl

We absolutely love a spiral-cut ham! Usually there's not much left to make anything out of, but this time I snatched it before too much was gone to make this soup. :) This soup is easy to throw together and has a lot of flavor! I usually add corn to make this more of a chowder. I have also doubled and tripled this recipe to take to church dinners or pot lucks in my really big blue speckled soup pot. In the chilly Fall & Winter months, this is a staple!


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Serves:

8

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3-4 c
meat from a spiral-cut ham, chunked
8
medium yukon potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks
1/2
large yellow sweet onion, chopped
6 c
water *
2 c
whole milk *
* you can use more water & milk, but keep it at a 3 to 1 ratio (1 cup milk for each 3 cups water)
3 Tbsp
olive oil
parsley flakes
salt
pepper
3 Tbsp
butter (use the real stuff)
1 can(s)
whole kernel corn, drained
1 can(s)
creamed corn
2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
2 c
broccoli florets (optional)

FOR THICKENING:

choose one method - your preference, then add to soup while simmering
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ladle out a couple of scoops of potato pieces, mash them up & add back to the chowder, leaving the rest as chunks (my 1st choice), or
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make a simple roux from butter & flour, or
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use cornstarch & water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large stock pot, saute the onions in the olive oil until translucent and starting to turn golden brown.
2
Add in the water, milk, butter, salt, pepper & parsley.
3
Add in the potatoes & ham.
4
Bring to rolling boil for 10 minutes.
5
Add in the corn, broccoli (if using) and then the thickener of your choice. (I prefer to use the roux)
6
**To make a simple Roux: In a small saucepan, melt 3 Tbsp butter. Add in 3 Tbsp flour. Whisk until smooth, thickened & slightly golden. Add in a little milk, blend well, then add to the soup to thicken.
7
Lower heat and simmer until potatoes are soft and broth is creamy.
8
Add in the shredded cheese (if using). Stir until cheese is melted through. Serve.
9
*Note: Sometimes, when I make this I don't use the broccoli, but I add it in when reheating it for another meal. The soup tastes great either way.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy