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Crockpot Ham & Potato Chowder

It’s that time of week again, where I share my weekly soup with all of you ! I’ve only been making soup once a week for about 3 weeks now but I am already really enjoying this! Ham & Potato Chowder MAY be my favorite so far! It smelled heavenly while cooking and its nice and thick just like we like our soups in my house! See below on how to make Ham & Potato Chowder!!

Quick List of Ingredients

  • Smoked Ham
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cream Corn
  • Potatoes
  • Minced Garlic
  • Chicken Broth
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Optional: Cornstarch Slurry

Crockpot or Stove Top?

This is a very versatile soup! If you have time and want to make this on a stove top you most certainly could. I chose the crockpot just so that I could run some errands and let the Crockpot do the cooking. Either way you make this, will be delicious!!

Like I say in ALL of my recipes, you can always add or leave things out! You can most certainly follow a soup recipe to the tee, if its easier for you. Sometimes its hard for people to experiment in the kitchen and that is okay, that is why we (as in me and other food bloggers) create these recipes for you!

How Do We Make This?

Start out by dicing your ham and vegetables! You can cheat on this step and buy already diced ham if you wish. However, this recipe works really great with a fresh ham so you can cook with the ham bone. The ham bone adds a ton of flavor to the soup!

Toss your ham and ham bone (if you have one) into the crockpot, along with the rest of your diced vegetables and your cream corn. Scoop in your minced garlic and pour in your chicken broth. Give it a good stir, mixing everything around well.
Season with the seasonings I mention or whatever your heart desires. Omit the salt if you are needing to watch your sodium intake.

You have now added your ham, vegetables, minced garlic and broth in your crockpot and you have seasoned everything to your liking. Stir everything together and set the crockpot to 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

Your soup has finished cooking, stir in your heavy whipping cream. If you have time, you can let this sit on low and it will thicken over time. I am impatient and I always make a Cornstarch Slurry to speed up the process. If you like your soup as it is, don’t make a slurry, we just prefer thick soup in our house.

Corn Starch Slurry

To make a cornstarch slurry, you need cornstarch and cold water. Its a 1:1 ratio for both. Mix together in a small bowl and pour into your pot. It will thicken almost instantly. Suggestion: start with 1 tablespoon at a time, so you don’t over thicken.

Serve!

Serve up yourself a delicious bowl of this Ham & Potato Chowder! I really enjoyed this soup, the fresh ham added a light smoky flavor that I just loved!

Week 3 of me making a soup every week! If you are enjoying this series with me, please check back! All recipes are ready to print, share to Facebook or Pin to Pinterest! Comment any feedback or if you think there is something you would change! Full recipe is below for you to make this!

Much Love & Honey,
Megan

Crockpot Ham & Potato Chowder

Its smoky from the ham, its creamy from the potatoes and its loaded with vegetables!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Low Setting 8 hours
Servings 8 People

Equipment

  • 1 Crockpot 8 Quart

Ingredients
  

  • 6-7 lbs Smoked Ham
  • 4 Medium Yellow Potatoes Diced
  • 2 Stalks Celery Diced
  • 2 Sticks Carrots Diced
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion Diced
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 15 oz Can Cream Corn
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Suggested Seasonings

  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Paprika

Instructions
 

  • Grab out your crockpot and set aside.
  • Dice up your ham and place in the bottom of the crockpot, along with the ham bone if you have one.
  • Dice your potatoes, celery, carrots and onions, throw on top of the ham in the crockpot.
  • Add your tablespoon of minced garlic and pour in your can of cream corn and chicken broth.
  • Mix everything together really well, add your seasonings and mix one more time before starting the crockpot.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  • When finished cooking, remove the ham bone, pour in your heavy whipping cream and mix together. If you prefer it to be a little thicker, allow to sit for 30 minutes on low and then serve.

Optional For Thicker Soup:

  • If your soup still isn't as thick as you like, create a corn starch slurry. Using a 1:1 ratio of corn starch and cold water. Start out with 1 tablespoon at a time, so you don't over thicken.
    Ex: 1 tablespoon Corn Starch : 1 Tablespoon Cold Water
    Pour the slurry into the crockpot and stir, it should thicken almost instantly. Adding as many of the 1:1 ratio as you need.

Notes

  • You can always add more seasonings if you think it needs more. 
  • There may be a different seasoning you prefer that you can also use. 
  • Keep in mind, your ham is going to be salty as it is, be cautious when adding salt.

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