Ham Corn Chowder

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Welcome to the cozy embrace of soup season! As the temperatures drop, there’s nothing quite like the comfort of a warm bowl of chowder to fill your senses and warm your soul.

Today, we’re excited to share with you an easy and delicious recipe for Ham and Corn Chowder, a hearty dish that’s perfect for those chilly days. With a handful of simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, you’ll be able to whip up this comforting soup in no time.

#ad Who loves soup season? This chowder is so easy to make and is ready in about 30 minutes! The star ingredient is @collegeinnbrand Vegetable Stock. Their stock tastes like homemade stock and it adds a great depth of flavor. College Inn vegetable stock is a must have pantry staple.

Why You’ll Love Ham Corn Chowder

  • Quick and Easy: In just about 30 minutes, you can have a comforting bowl of chowder ready to enjoy. The straightforward steps make it a perfect choice for a quick and satisfying meal, even on busy weeknights.
  • Deliciously Sweet and Savory: The combination of smoked ham, red potatoes, and sweet corn creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. The hint of thyme and smoked paprika adds depth to the chowder, making each spoonful a delightful experience.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re craving a cozy dinner at home or looking for a dish to impress guests, Ham Corn Chowder fits the bill. Its rich and creamy texture, along with the savory ham, makes it a versatile choice for various occasions.
  • Great for Recipes: This chowder isn’t just a standalone meal; it can be a fantastic base for other recipes. Consider using it as a flavorful filling for pot pies or as a topping for baked potatoes. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to get creative in the kitchen.
  • Family-Friendly Comfort Food: With its mild flavors and creamy consistency, Ham Corn Chowder is a hit with kids and adults alike. It’s a comforting and wholesome option that will leave everyone at the table satisfied.

What You Need To Make Ham Corn Chowder

  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring Cups/spoons
  • Large Stock Pot
  • Stove Top

Ingredients You Need To Make Ham Corn Chowder

  • College Inn Vegetable Stock
  • Smoked ham, cubed
  • Red potatoes, cubed (1-inch pieces)
  • Heavy cream
  • Cornstarch
  • Onion, diced
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Thyme
  • Butter
  • Smoked paprika
  • Minced garlic
  • Can of corn, drained

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use a non-dairy substitute?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use heavy cream, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

How To Make Ham Corn Chowder

  1. Place a large pot over medium heat and add the butter and diced onion. Sauté the onion until it becomes translucent.
  2. Add the cubed ham, kosher salt, black pepper, thyme, minced garlic, red potatoes, drained corn, and vegetable stock to the pot.
  3. Cook this mixture for about 15-20 minutes, or until the red potatoes are fork-tender.
  4. While the soup is cooking, in a separate bowl, combine the heavy cream and cornstarch, mixing well until smooth.
  5. Add the cream-cornstarch mixture to the soup and continue to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the soup thickens.
  6. Sprinkle the smoked paprika into the soup and give it a final stir.
  7. Once the soup has thickened to your liking, it’s ready to be served.
  8. Enjoy!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of stock?

While the College Inn Vegetable Stock adds a unique flavor, you can experiment with other stocks for a different taste. Keep in mind that it might alter the overall flavor profile of the chowder.

Is it possible to make this recipe ahead of time?

Absolutely! Ham Corn Chowder reheats well, making it an excellent choice for meal prep. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and warm it up when ready to serve.

Can I substitute regular potatoes for red potatoes?

Yes, you can use regular potatoes if red potatoes are not available. Keep in mind that the choice of potatoes may affect the texture slightly, but the flavor will remain delicious.

Is there a dairy-free option for this chowder?

While the recipe calls for heavy cream, you can experiment with dairy-free alternatives like coconut milk or almond milk for a lactose-free version. Adjust the quantities to achieve the desired consistency.

Ham Corn Chowder

Who loves soup season? This chowder is so easy to make and is ready in about 30 minutes! The star ingredient is @collegeinnbrand Vegetable Stock. Their stock tastes like homemade stock, and it adds a great depth of flavor. College Inn vegetable stock is a must have pantry staple.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ham Corn Chowder
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories: 398kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • large stock pot
  • Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 32 oz College Inn Vegetable Stock
  • 8 oz smoked ham cubed
  • 3 cups red potatoes cubed (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 15 oz can of corn drained

Instructions

  • Place a large pot over medium heat and add the butter and diced onion. Sauté the onion until it becomes translucent.
  • Add the cubed ham, kosher salt, black pepper, thyme, minced garlic, red potatoes, drained corn, and vegetable stock to the pot.
  • Cook this mixture for about 15-20 minutes, or until the red potatoes are fork tender.
  • While the soup is cooking, in a separate bowl, combine the heavy cream and cornstarch, mixing well until smooth.
  • Add the cream-cornstarch mixture to the soup and continue to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the soup thickens.
  • Sprinkle the smoked paprika into the soup and give it a final stir.
  • Once the soup has thickened to your liking, it’s ready to be served.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1308mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1443IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
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Experience the perfect blend of simplicity and flavor with our Ham Corn Chowder. Easy to make, it boasts the rich taste of smoked ham and the creamy goodness of chowder. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting in the kitchen, this chowder guarantees a satisfying and delicious experience that will leave you wanting more.

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