Cauliflower Ham Chowder

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A Reiman Publications recipe Quick/Rich/Hearty, Great recipe for using up leftover ham.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the cauliflower in the chicken broth for 4 minutes or until tender-crisp. Stir in cream of chicken soup, half and half and pepper.
  2. Combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; gradudally stir into cauliflower mixture. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add ham; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with chives.
Most Helpful

I have made this twice now. It turned out pretty darn good! I loved the perfectly thick, but not too thick texture. The first time, I made this as written and it was good, but could have used a little more flavor. The second time, I added onions and garlic and it was just right. Very quick and easy, too! Thanx for posting!

*Parsley* November 18, 2014

This was very good and very filling. I had left-over ham and cauliflower in the fridge and found the recipe. I added 1/2 diced onion & 3 stalks of celery to the cauliflower while it was cooking in the chicken stock. Also, I substituted cream of mushroom soup for cream of chicken as it was what I had on hand. I also substituted 1% milk for half-and-half because, again, I only used what I had on hand. I pureed the veggies, then added the ham. The consitency was thick after I pureed (using a hand blender) so I eliminated the cornstarch. I served with chopped green onions and shredded medium cheddar cheese. It was delicious! I will make this again - my substitutions worked great, but I wouldn't be afraid to try the recipe as it was written. Thanks!

NELady August 07, 2008