Cheesy Ham & Bacon Chowder

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by shortstuff

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)

Top Review by dukeswalker

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!

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.

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