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Creamy Ham Chowder

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Today is a very chilly, drizzly day. Thermometer reads 32 degrees, but with the sleet/freezing rain – it feels much colder than that! The Wyoming wind drives the cold into your bones…

To help combat the frigid temps, I stirred up a pot of ham and potato chowder for lunch. When I was a new bride, my cousin made this chowder for me one day and I was hooked. I have made it with alarming frequency ever since! It is a perfect comfort food for these cold fall days.

The great thing is how adjustable it is. If you don’t have ham – just leave it out and it becomes potato chowder. If you have some velveeta on hand, it adds a delightful richness! If you are dairy-free, just use water instead of milk, and so forth.

Ham and potato Chowder soup economical, diy homemadeGet a large kettle,  OnionsSaute the onion in butter while you dice the ham. hamThrow in the ham and continue sautéing while you dice the potatoes. potatoesDice the potatoes and toss them in the pot. pouringwaterPour the water into the kettle. stirsoupStir and scrape the browned bits from the bottom. Let it simmer for 20 minutes or till the potatoes are soft. milkinsoupAdd the milk,  soupLawry’s,  soupGarlic powder, soupand pepper. Stir well.soupStir the flour into the water till smooth. If it has a few lumps it’s OK. No one will notice.  soupSlowly dribble into the soup, stirring quickly as you pour. soupLet it cook a few minutes till it thickens. soupServe and enjoy!

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Creamy Ham Chowder
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Old fashioned Ham chowder
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 TBLS Butter
  • ½ Onion, diced
  • 1 cup Ham, diced
  • 3 med. Potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 tsp. Lawry's Seasoned salt
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ⅛ tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 TBLS Flour
  • ¼ cup Water
  1. Saute onion in butter.
  2. Dice ham and add to kettle.
  3. Dice potatoes, add to kettle.
  4. Add water to kettle.
  5. Simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Add milk.
  7. Add spices to kettle.
  8. Mix flour and water and add slowly to chowder. Stir constantly. Simmer 5 minutes or till thick.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4