Cheesy Ham & Bacon Chowder

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a wonderful, cold day, fill me up, warm all over chowder. I found this recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks "Taste of Home's Quick Cooking." Enjoy!:o)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup kettle, fry bacon until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon, (reserving drippings) dice and set aside.
  3. Saute the onion and carrots in reserved bacon drippings until tender.
  4. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk and water.
  5. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  6. Add potatoes, corn, bouillon and pepper.
  7. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  8. Add cheese and ham; heat until cheese is melted.
  9. Stir in diced bacon.


Most Helpful

Had this while camping this weekend - GREAT stuff!!! Have this a few times since and it always turns out very good. I have even left out the bacon/ham for a veggie teenager and still delish! This time I served it Italian Bread Bowls from allrecipes. DH & DS thought I bought them from a bakery. Some adjustments I've made: cut the amount of cheese by a cup and use a pre-shredded cheddar/jack blend, cut bacon amount in half, use O'Brian style frozen potatoes (cuts a ton of time). Super easy and super yummy!

dukeswalker January 11, 2009

This was just okay for us. It just didn't seem to have enough flavor for our liking...maybe some garlic or something. I plan on trying it again, but will play with the recipe a little bit.

Slingmama November 25, 2008

Great minds think alike - this is so similar to my recipe. I use shredded hash browns. I used to use carrots but this week I tried the corn and it was awesome. Goes great with Texas Toast.

Glutton November 03, 2006

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