This easy to make Ham Chowder is a delicious way to use up any ham leftovers you may have! If you want to take this tasty soup to the next level, save that ham bone for starting this cheesy ham and potato soup! My creamy ham chowder is a soup that the whole family loves!
6largerusset potatoes(diced or cubed, peeled or not)
4cupsham(diced or cubed)
8cupschicken broth(or ham stock from ham bone)
1 1/2 cupsheavy cream
Stove Top Instructions
In a large stock pot, add butter and melt over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, leek, and garlic. Saute until onions are softened and becoming translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
Add seasoning (bouillon cube, thyme, salt and pepper), potatoes, ham and chicken or ham stock. Adjust heat to medium high and bring to a low rolling boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Use a masher, if desired to break up your potatoes.
Stir in the heavy cream and serve. Garnish with chopped green onion or chives, bacon or fried ham, and cheddar cheese.
Crock Pot or Slow Cooker Instructions
Add chopped vegetables (onion, celery, carrots, leek, garlic), seasoning (bouillon cube, thyme, salt and pepper), potatoes, ham and chicken or ham stock to your crock pot or slow cooker.
Cover and cook on the low setting for 8 hours, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
Stir the heavy cream into the soup in your slow cooker. Return the cover and cook on high setting for 20 minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped green onion or chives, bacon or fried ham, and cheddar cheese.