Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is one of my favorite things my mom would make me growing up. I t is comfort food to me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in dutch oven and saute onion until clear.
  2. Add chicken broth, potatoes, ham, corn, salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 30 minutes.
  4. Add milk, and simmer an additional 5 minutes, until hot.
  5. Pulse some of the potatoes with an immersion blender to give the base a thicker texture.
  6. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Good "starter" recipe. We like our chowders thicker so I added a cornstarch slurry toward the end (with the milk). We also find that the corn overpowers most soups, even a corn chowder, so we put that in last and cook just long enough to heat through. I also added 2 more large potatoes as we had extras show up for dinner. (I was actually doubling it already so I used a total of 8 potatoes) Served garnished with chives and Tapatio red pepper sauce along with a basket of hot sourdough bread and butter. Good dinner. [I am stingy with my stars. I only gave 3 stars because this wasn't spectacular as posted; needed just a bit of adjustments. However, that doesn't mean it lacks something... it is a good start that each household can customize or serve as is.]

mom24boys April 11, 2010

This was quick and easy!! I agree with GaylaV, I would have liked it to be a bit thicker...I am going to use some instant mashed potatoes, the next time. Definitely a "keeper". Made for Spring PAC 2010

Graymare47 # 252632 April 10, 2010

Very nice, quick and so easy. We really enjoyed the flavour of this chowder. I would have preferred it to be a bit thicker although my husband was happy with it the way it was. Next time I will either use the wand blender to break up some of the corn and potatoes to thicken or else use a thickening agent such as flour. Either way it will still be a nice quick dinner on a busy day. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for Spring PAC 2010.

GaylaV April 07, 2010

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