Ham and Potato Corn Chowder


Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:20 minutes Total Time:30 minutes Servings: 6(2 cup servings)
A lighter, creamy and tasty ham and potato corn chowder that is pure comfort in a bowl!
ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons oil or butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour (or rice flour for gluten free)
  • 2 cups ham broth or chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, diced small and optionally peeled
  • 8 ounces ham, diced
  • 1 cup corn
  • salt and pepper to taste

directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, add the onions, carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Mix in the garlic, thyme and flour and cook until the flour is lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Slowly stir in the broth, deglazing the pan as you go, add the milk and potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  4. Add the ham and corn, cook until heated and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Option: Start by cooking 4 strips of bacon, crumbling and setting aside before using the bacon grease to cook the veggies instead of the oil and then use the crumbled bacon as garnish.
  6. Option: Omit the carrots and celery.
  7. Option: Replace the potato with cauliflower.
  8. Option: Fry the ham until slightly crispy on the outside before adding it to the soup.
  9. Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons white miso paste by taking some of the hot broth and mixing it into the miso in a bowl and then mixing it back into the chowder as you remove it from the heat. (The miso adds a nice umami flavour!) Note: miso is salty so you will not need to season with as much salt.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 320, Fat 13g (Saturated 3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 29mg, Sodium 509mg, Carbs 38g (Fiber 4g, Sugars 8g), Protein 13g
Source: https://www.closetcooking.com/ham-and-potato-corn-chowder/

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