I had some leftover ham from a previous cook so decided to make this delicious Corn Chowder with Ham. There are so many different ways to make corn chowder but this is one of our favs.
Most corn chowder recipes call for some potatoes. I wasn't in the mood for that so decided to mix things up a bit. Like I said I had some leftover ham so that is what I used but you could easily substitute for another protein like some diced chicken or turkey.
If you want a little more kick to your soup than what the green chilies offer, how about using a tablespoon or two of diced Jalapeños.
Additionally, I like to use half & half when making this soup recipe as I like it a little thicker but you can use milk instead if that is what you have on hand.
If you are not familiar, the main difference between milk and Half & Half is well Half & Half is half milk and half cream resulting in a thicker consistency which is what I like for my chowders.
For this chowder recipe, I also like to use one can of sweet corn and one can of cream corn for the consistency but you can skip the cream corn and simply use two cans of sweet corn. Or regular corn if that is what you have handy.
If you've ever wondered what part of the pig Ham comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Delicious Corn Chowder with Ham recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Carrots, Celery, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Cream Corn, Sweet Corn, Ham, Green Chilies, Salt, Pepper, Half & Half and optionally some Bacon and shredded cheese for garnish.
🥣 How to make Corn Chowder with Ham
In a large saucepan, add the chicken broth, carrots and celery and cook until tender.
Add in the corn, ham, green chilies, salt, pepper and half & half. Let Simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring frequently.
Optionally garnish with bacon and or shredded cheese.
Delicious Corn Chowder with Ham
- ½ Cup Carrots, finely chopped
- ½ Cup Celery, finely chopped
- 1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 15 oz Cream Corn
- 15 oz Sweet Corn
- 2 Cups Ham, finely diced
- 4 oz Green Chilies, diced
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- ½ Cup Half and Half
- Bacon, chopped
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- In a large saucepan, add the chicken broth, carrots and celery and cook until tender.
- Add in the corn, ham, green chilies, salt, pepper and milk. Let Simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Optionally garnish with bacon and or shredded cheese.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.