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Crockpot Corn Chowder with Ham and Potato

This Crockpot Corn Chowder with Ham and Potato is the perfect dinner for any occasion. Great for anything from a weeknight meal to an Easter recipe, this hearty combination of Ham and Potato and Corn mixed with vegetables will be a family favorite. This is a great recipe to make for during Easter or to use with all that leftover ham after the family has left!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Corn Chowder, Crock pot corn chowder with ham and potato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 8
Calories 296 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 2 cups diced potatoes, about 4 large potatoes
  • 8 ounces diced ham
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½ cups half and half or milk
  • Cheddar Cheese for Topping Optional

Instructions

  1. In a slow cooker combine potatoes, ham, corn, onion, celery, carrots garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  2. Cook over low heat for 8 hours or high heat for 6 hours.
  3. With one hour left to go in the cooking process, take a potato masher and mash the potatoes until most of them are broken up giving the soup a nice thick consistency. You can take a couple of spoonfuls of potatoes out of the slow cooker before you do this with a slotted spoon so that there are some nice big chunks left. Then stir in your milk or half and half and allow to finish cooking.
  4. Top with cheddar cheese and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This is a great recipe if you have some extra ham laying around, like I always seem to do after the holidays. I love to have a big loaf of crusty bread to dip into it to sop up all the yumminess! We top ours with some cheddar cheese, but you don't need to stop there. Add a little extra flair by topping with some crumbled bacon bits, green onions or a drizzle of sour cream. 

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Corn Chowder with Ham and Potato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.