Creamy Ham Potato and Corn Chowder

Creamy Ham Potato and Corn Chowder

Another delicious soup to add to the recipe rotation! I really can never have enough soup recipes, especially when they are this creamy and loaded with goodness!

Growing up we ate a lot of potato soup. My mom would make it either with ham (when we had a left over roast) or with hot dogs. I know ew (this is where Jimmy Fallon steps in – EYW! I love those skits), but when you are a kid – awesome! I just don’t know how my mom chocked that down. I know it was more economical, but as an adult I’d just rather have the plan potato vs tossing in chunks of hot dogs. But thanks Mom for thinking of your children :).

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked ham, diced into small cubes (I used left over ham roast, ham steak works too)
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 5 1/2 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced (3/4 cup)
  • 2 celery stalks, diced (3/4 cup)
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 medium red potatoes (1 3/4 lb), diced into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or heavy cream (I've tried and like both versions)
  • Chives for topping
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy