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Fiesta Ham Soup

Chowders are a scrumptious way to warm the spirits during the holidays. Our festive soup is brimming with ham, green chilies, potatoes and corn. —Cathy Hastie, Auburn, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 pounds potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until onion is tender. Add potatoes, ham, chilies, parsley and pepper; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in corn, milk and cheese; heat through. If desired, serve with sour cream.

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