Ham, Potato, Corn and Spinach Chowder

"So, I am home by myself and starving. I got to thinking about soup I had as a child with farmer's sausage and potato. While I am living in Canada again for the first time in years and actually have farmer's sausage in my freezer, I also had left over ham. So, here is my take on a hearty, yummy soup that most people can probably make with leftovers from a big ham dinner. Give it a whirl, I think you will be pleased. Note that I added a kind of weird ingredient of greek sour cream because I thought it would add a nice sourness to the soup (kind of like buttermilk) and I happened to have some in the house. I think regular sour cream (but probably not lowfat) would work too."
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Ready In:
6-8 cups


  • 2 cups left-over ham
  • 1 left-over baked potato (although if you don't have this you could certainly peel and boil some first)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • onion flakes (weird right? but I didn't have any fresh onions....)
  • garlic powder
  • flour
  • milk
  • chicken broth
  • salt
  • pepper
  • frozen spinach, nuggets (2)
  • dill (to taste)
  • 2 cups corn (I used the gold or white corn from Kroger or Fred Meyer)


  • melt about 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan (real butter is sooo much better than margarine, trust me on this).
  • add in about a teaspoon of onion flakes to rehydrate and soften.
  • when the butter gets a bit brown add 2 tablespoons of flour.
  • whisk together until you have "cooked" the flour (about 30 seconds).
  • add 2 cups of milk and whisk until smooth.
  • add a cup of chicken broth. I actually used chicken bouillon because that is what I had.
  • add one heaping tablespoon of greek sour cream (see notes about using regular sour cream instead).
  • Add 2 nuggets of chopped frozen spinach.
  • let simmer on low while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • add a couple shakes of garlic powder.
  • I put in A LOT of black pepper but do it to your taste.
  • Add dill to taste as well, I used dry because that is what I had, but fresh would be super good.
  • Chop up about 2 cups of ham into bite sized pieces.
  • open the corn and drain.
  • peel one big left over baked potato and chop into bite sized pieces.
  • Add all the ham, potato and corn.
  • Taste and add extra dill, pepper if desired. I added another tablespoon of sour cream because I thought it would taste good.
  • Let simmer until all the ingredients are hot and the spinach is dispersed throughout.
  • and eat!

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  1. woohooblair
    This soup is fabulous. I found it yummy and not too rich, as I thought it might be. Try it.



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