Delicious Corn Chowder with Ham

A delicious recipe for Corn Chowder with Ham. This chowder is a great way to use up some of your leftover ham!

bowl of corn chowder

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.

celery and carrots in chicken broth
Celery and Carrots in Chicken Broth

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.

corn chowder ingredients in saucepan
Corn Chowder Ingredients Simmering

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.

corn chowder with ham

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.

corn chowder with ham

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.

corn chowder with ham

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Ham comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

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.

  1. In a large saucepan, add the chicken broth, carrots and celery and cook until tender.
  2. Add in the corn, ham, green chilies, salt, pepper and half & half. Let Simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Optionally garnish with bacon and or shredded cheese.

Printable Recipe Card

corn chowder with ham

Delicious Corn Chowder with Ham

A delicious recipe for Corn Chowder with Ham. This chowder is a great way to use up some of your leftover ham!
4.50 from 6 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course Soups & Chowders
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 385 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 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
Garnish (Optional)
  • Bacon, chopped
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 23gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 1255mgPotassium: 760mgFiber: 5gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 3150IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg

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.

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  1. Nancy, says:

    I love this Corn Chowder with Ham. It is so delicious. I am not a fan of cream corn, but decided to follow the recipe. It turned out perfect. My whole family loved it.