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Smoky Ham, Potato, and Corn Chowder

Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 8
Best Season Fall


Adapted from First Home Love Life

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 thick cut bacon slices (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 medium yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 ham steak (cubed)
  • 2 cans whole kernel sweet corn, drained (14.5 oz)
  • 6 large red skin potatoes (diced into bite sized pieces)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 can condensed cream of celery soup (10.75 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons dry Herbs de Provence spice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2-3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 4 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large cast iron pot, melt butter on medium-high heat. Add bacon, cooking until crispy and all the fat has been rendered.

  2. Add white wine to deglaze the pot, scraping the bits off the bottom.

  3. Add the onion and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring often.

  4. Add the ham and corn and cook another 2-3 minutes, stirring often.

  5. Add potatoes, cream cheese, and cream of celery soup and stir to combine.

  6. Reduce heat to low. Add Herbs de Provence, bay leaves, bouillon cubes, and water. Stir to combine.

  7. Cover and cook on low for one hour, stirring occasionally. About halfway through the cooking, check taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 1390mg58%
Potassium 296mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 14g29%

Calcium 4%
Iron 10%
Vitamin D 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: ham, bacon, potato, corn, chowder, soup