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Cheesy Ham & Corn Chowder

When the day calls for a warm bowl of chunky soup, we make a big pot of the goods—potatoes, corn, ham and cheese. —Andrea Laidlaw, Shady Side, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (3-3/4 quarts)


  • 1-1/2 pounds potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed (about 20 ounces)
  • 4 cups cubed deli ham
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • Place the first 8 ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and milk until smooth; stir into soup. Cook, covered, on high 20-30 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Add cheese, sour cream and parsley. Stir until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 291 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 974mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • mumsay
    Feb 8, 2021

    was able to comment but not able to rate it before. We love this!

  • Chef Krazy Kat
    Aug 6, 2020

    Made this for yesterday's dinner. Didn't add the celery but used carrots instead. Everyone loved it

  • gaylene2
    Jun 22, 2020

    Most of my family liked this soup. I half-ed the recipe with no problem. My daughter thought the potato pieces should have been larger than 1/2 inch cubes.

  • asnunez
    Feb 14, 2019

    This soup is really good. The only problem with it is the celery. It’s WAY TOO MUCH. All we could taste the first night was the celery. The longer it sat, the more it intensifies. Second time I made it, I omitted it completely. Oh My Gosh! What a difference it made.

  • Moonstarz
    Jan 3, 2019

    There was not one person that I had try this recipe that did not absolutely LOVE it! I used leftover ham we had for Christmas.

  • rena 55
    Oct 3, 2018

    Used my frozen corn from the garden...mmmmm good! I will be using this recipe often this winter. May change out the ham for hamburger since I can't have ham very often! Otherwise, it's a delicious recipe!

  • cynandtom
    Oct 1, 2018

    Love this soup! Great flavor! It did not take as long directions stated, but that could be difference in slow cooker.

  • susan800
    Sep 27, 2018

    Delicious. I made it with ham steak cubed and doubled the pepper. Did mine stovetop. Will definitely make again and again as I freeze our farm fresh corn.

  • meaganteal
    Dec 12, 2016

    This was an ok recipe. I didn't find there to much flavor in this.

  • shannondobos
    Nov 4, 2016

    I made this for dinner exactly as written. I was skeptical of how long the cooking time was, as my vegetables were likely done at about 6 hours, but that extra cooking time only deepened the flavors. This is delicious comfort food. I also served it with some fresh bread. This is a perfect fall or winter soup!