Creamy Ham Potato and Corn Chowder Recipe

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Zoey Duncan Modified: March 21, 2022
Creamy Ham Potato and Corn Chowder Recipe

How To Make Creamy Ham Potato and Corn Chowder

Corn chowder is a light and sweet soup that can be the perfect appetizer for any full-course meal. It’s unassuming and pretty easy to make.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 2cupscooked hamdiced into small cubes
  • 6slicesbaconcooked and crumbled
  • 5tbspbutterdivided
  • cupyellow oniondiced
  • 2cupscarrotspeeled and diced
  • 2stalkscelerydiced
  • 2canslow-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 mediumred potatoes
  • 3/4tspdried oregano
  • 1/2tspdried thyme
  • 1bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepperto taste
  • 2cupsfresh corn
  • 1/3cupall-purpose flour
  • 3cupsmilk
  • 1/2cupsour cream
  • green onions or chivesgarnish


  1. In a large pot, melt 1 1/2 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery and saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Add chicken broth, potatoes, oregano, thyme, and bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium, cover with the lid and allow to cook, stirring occasionally until potatoes are nearly tender for about 15 minutes.

  3. Add in ham and corn and cook until potatoes are tender for about 5 minutes longer.

  4. In a separate medium saucepan, melt the remaining 4 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook mixture, stirring constantly.

  5. While whisking, carefully add the milk and whisk vigorously to smooth lumps, season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil and allow to thicken.

  6. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream or cream. Pour and stir milk mixture into soup mixture.

  7. Serve warm topped with bacon and chives.


  • Calories: 700.79kcal
  • Fat: 46.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.52g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.64g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.49g
  • Fiber: 4.46g
  • Sugar: 16.88g
  • Protein: 32.26g
  • Cholesterol: 133.62mg
  • Sodium: 1559.53mg
  • Calcium: 259.68mg
  • Potassium: 1205.58mg
  • Iron: 2.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 626.23µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.19mg
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