Ham and Potato Corn Chowder for an easy weeknight meal ohsweetbasil.com

It’s soup season and the whole world is buzzing with recipes that you must try, but I’m going to tell you right now that if our family all loved this one without any coaxing it’s definitely the one for you. I feel like anything that both adults and kids love, and more importantly is a real recipe and not just delivery pizza or brownies (heaven knows those please everyone) is a total winner and this ham and potato corn chowder is definitely that.

Ham and Potato Corn Chowder for an easy weeknight meal ohsweetbasil.com

The soup is creamy, the ham adds a little more oomph which I love because I want a full, warm belly during these colder months, and the corn adds a little sweet variety. Speaking of which, Cade and the girls like to eat this soup just like our famous golden loaded baked potato soup with a drizzle of honey.

Ham and Potato Corn Chowder for an easy weeknight meal ohsweetbasil.com

If you can, go for the fresh herbs too, but I totally get not wanting to spend the money on fresh herbs so I’ve included both measurements in the recipe and you can do whatever you have on hand.

Is Corn Chowder Healthy?

Most corn chowders include corn, onions and potatoes, which are all healthy ingredients.

The real deciding factor is the soup base.

Corn chowder can be made with heavy cream, milk or chicken stock.

How Long Will Corn Chowder Keep?

Corn chowder will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Can Corn Chowder Be Frozen?

Sometimes soups with milk or cream base will separate during freezing.

You can whisk them back to perfection with a bit of cream.

So, go ahead and make your seasonal corn chowder and freeze it for another day.

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Ham and Potato Corn Chowder

Ham and Potato Corn Chowder

4 from 1 vote
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 4 Cups Russet Potatoes, chopped and boiled until tender
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, unsalted
  • 1 Onion, small, chopped fine
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 2 1/2 Cups Ham, chopped
  • 2 Cups Half and Half
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 4 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Vegetable or Chicken Broth
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Cups Corn
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • Make sure you’ve started by boiling the potatoes until tender.
    4 Cups Russet Potatoes
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat and add the butter and melt down.
    6 Tablespoons Butter
  • Add the onion and cook for 1-3 minutes or until translucent and tender.
    1 Onion
  • Quickly add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon for about 30 seconds and add the ham, stirring again to coat everything in the roux.
    1/3 Cup Flour, 2 1/2 Cups Ham
  • Pour in all of the milks, broth and seasonings as well as the bay leaves.
    2 Cups Half and Half, 2 Cups Heavy Cream, 4 Cups Milk, 2 Bay Leaves, 1 teaspoon Oregano, 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg, Salt and Pepper, 1 Cup Vegetable or Chicken Broth
  • Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes and corn as well as the salt and pepper to taste.
    3 Cups Corn
  • Continue to cook for about 30 minutes then remove the bay leaves and serve.


can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days


Serving: 1gCalories: 678kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 21gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 809mgPotassium: 915mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1770IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 279mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: All Your Favorite Fall Recipes to Warm up to

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