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Cheddar Potato Chowder

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

7 servings

I only made this soup occasionally because the original recipe was quite high in fat. I doctored it up a bit, using healthier ingredients, and now we eat this rich flavorful chowder more often.—Ellie Rausch of Goodsoil, Saskatchewan
Cheddar Potato Chowder Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups diced unpeeled red potatoes
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, place flour in a large saucepan; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir the ham and the cheese sauce into undrained vegetables; stir until combined.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 212 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 847mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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