• Prep Time: 15 MINS
  • Cooking Time: 25 MINS
  • Serves: 8

Cheesy Ham Chowder

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 Ingredients List

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1 pound ham steak (or leftover ham), chopped
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 cups sharp yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


Melt the butter in a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the chicken stock and the milk, then add the potatoes bay leaves and nutmeg, then season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until thickened, about 20 minutes.
Stir in broccoli, and ham, and cook 5 minutes longer or until broccoli is tender, and ham is warmed through.
Discard the bay leaves. Add the half and half and remove from heat.Slowly add the cheese to the soup and whisk until melted. Add more chicken stock (or water) if the soup is too thick

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