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Creamy Ham Chowder

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours

Makes

12 servings (about 3-1/2 quarts)

You'll dig into satisfaction when this thick and creamy chowder is on the menu. Loaded with comforting flavor, it's sure to make friedns and family think you labored for hours perfecting it.—Lee Bremson, Kansas City, Missouri

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli cuts, thawed and drained

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, cook onion in butter over medium heat for 4 minutes. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cream and cheese.
  3. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Drain potatoes; add to slow cooker. Stir in ham. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  4. Stir in broccoli. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 466 calories, 30g fat (20g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 1176mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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