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Ham and Potato Chowder

Ham and Potato Chowder | Homan at Home

I guess I’ll start by apologizing for the break I’ve taken in blogging. Except I’m not too sorry, because the reason I took a break was this: 

Yep, there’s a new addition to the Homan family, and her name is Faith. She showed up late on the 22nd, and I’ve been a little too busy loving on her to spend much time in the kitchen, or on crafting. She’s the sweetest, sleepiest little lady ever, and she got my brown hair, which I could not be more excited about. Her brother is the spitting image of his father, and I told Dustin this time that I wanted at least some brown hair on this one. Wish granted!


Anyway, I took a few weeks off from cooking, but I’m back in the saddle again. This recipe was designed to use up the last of the Christmas ham. It has a kind of “kitchen sink” feel because I was trying to use up a bunch of ingredients I had hanging around my fridge. This gives it the advantage that it uses simple ingredients that you probably have just sitting around, while really delivering on flavor.

I love warm, creamy soups in the winter – they’re such perfect comfort food! This pairs well with a salad and rolls to make a hearty and filling dinner.

Ham and Potato Chowder | Homan at Home

Ham and Potato Chowder
Serves 4
A hearty, thick soup perfect for a winter's evening!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Tbsp butter
  2. 1/4 onion, chopped
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  5. 2 medium potatoes, chopped
  6. 1-2 cups chopped ham
  7. 2 cups milk
  8. 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  9. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Melt butter and saute onion, garlic, and pepper until onion is translucent.
  2. Add milk, ham, and potatoes.
  3. Stirring frequently, simmer soup until potatoes are soft.
  4. Stir in cheese until melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve with grated cheese and sour cream.
Notes
  1. If you want to substitute garlic powder for the garlic cloves, use 1/2 tsp.
  2. To make this recipe healthier, substitute olive oil for the butter and use skim milk and low-fat cheese.
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Hi! I’m Diane, mom of two and wife to a pretty great guy. I love to cook and craft. I’m so excited to share my projects with you!

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