Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This soup is creamy as well as hearty and filling; easy to prepare and budget-friendly. The corn adds a tiny bit of sweetness to the taste. For variety, you could probably add some peas and/or carrots; shredded cheddar for topping upon serving. Add some nice warm bread to accompany the meal. This recipe is courtesy of Taste of Home Magazine, a 2nd place winner in a soup contest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water; meanwhile peel and dice potatoes.
  2. Boil for about 10-15 minutes (soft but not too mushy).
  3. Meanwhile, dice up ham, onion, celery.
  4. In a large saucepan, saute the onion and celery in butter until softened.
  5. Stir in the flour and stir until well blended, then gradually add milk.
  6. Bring to a boil while stirring until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until heated through.
Most Helpful

5 5

My family loved this chowder. This is now my "go to" ham chowder recipe. Thanks for posting!

4 5

This soup is a great way to use leftover ham. I added carrots, garlic, and ham bullion to the soup and a little more cayenne then called for in the instructions. Yummy. Great recipe for a cold night.

5 5

Wonderful recipe Dancing Cook, it was awesome. We really enjoyed this tasty chowder. The base was silky, smooth and delicious. Made exactly as written, and I would not change a thing. What a great way to use up leftover ham. A great meal for this cold and stormy night. Served with homemade sour cream biscuits for a terrific meal. Made for Menu tag game.