Ham and Corn Chowder

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Ham and Corn Chowder is the perfect soup. It’s easy to make, rich and creamy and everyone absolutely loves it! A juicy Honey Baked Ham what my family always prefers  for holiday meals (although I love a traditional roast turkey with stuffing, there is power in numbers).

I always make an extra big ham so I can be sure to have lots of leftover ham for recipes and easy meals for days!

Ham and Corn Chowder in white pot topped with bacon

Ham Chowder

I’m one of those people who can’t just cook a little, I always make a huge feast including a ham big enough to feed an additional 47 people (who aren’t invited) along with our family of 6.  The great thing is that we usually have leftovers so I can make things like Cheesy Ham and Potato CasseroleEasy Ham and Potato Soup and this amazing Ham and Corn Chowder!

Comforting and Versatile

Soup is a wonderfully comforting and versatile meal whether it’s a slow cooker soup or a quick 20 Minute Broccoli and Cheese Soup!  This recipe features loads of fresh corn and ham in a rich creamy broth to warm your belly from the inside out!

Closeup of ham and corn chowder in bowl

How to Make Ham Chowder

Making this Ham and Corn Chowder recipe is as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Cook bacon and onion.
  2. Add remaining veggies, ham and broth and simmer.
  3. Add milk/cream and thicken.


I like to top this with crumbled bacon and green onions but of course adding cheese is another amazing way to enjoy this recipe!  You can sprinkle a little on top when serving or stir in 1 1/2 cups of sharp cheddar after you have removed the soup from the heat.

Ham and Corn Chowder in white bowls

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Ham and corn chowder with bacon in white bowls
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Review Recipe

Ham and Corn Chowder

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
This ham and corn chowder recipe has loads of fresh corn and ham in a rich creamy broth to warm your belly from the inside out!


  • 3 slices raw bacon diced
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled diced potato
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups corn fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or use 1/2 cream

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  1. Add bacon and onion to a pot over medium high heat. Cook until onion is translucent. Add potato, red pepper, thyme, pepper and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer 8 minutes.
  2. Add corn and ham. Simmer an additional 7 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through.
  3. Stir together milk and flour. Add into ham mixture and bring to a boil while stirring. Let boil 2 minutes.
  4. Garnish with crumbled bacon and green onions if desired
Nutrition Information
Calories: 214, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 773mg, Potassium: 619mg, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 11.6%, Vitamin C: 36.7%, Calcium: 9.6%, Iron: 14.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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    1. Hi Joanne, a thick slice of deli ham would probably work, but I find the packaged kind gives such a good flavor!

  1. This is great!! I was worried the potatoes wouldn’t be done in that amount of time, but they are perfect. Thank you for allowing me to add to my ‘soup collection’.

  2. I recently made your chicken and dumplings recipe. Easy and delicious. Turned out perfect. Loved it. Will be sure to make it again.

  3. I have been looking for a simple warm me up kinda dish…..n this is perfect….I have picky eaters…I know they gonna love…. I tried a couple of other simple recipes…my family loves em…thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes with FB …

  4. This ham and corn chowder was delicious! A great way to use up leftover ham. A nice change from ham and pea soup. My family loved it!

  5. This recipe is delish. I did modify it a little adding cauliflower instead of potato’s and I threw a few mushrooms in at the beginning. At the end I added a little shredded chedder on top with some green onion. I’d write more but I have to go get another bowl. Bon Appetite

  6. I made it exactly as the recipe calls. It was the perfect dinner for a cold winter day. The whole family loves it, even two picky kids. I’ll definitely be saving this recipe to make again and again. 

  7. This is so delicious and easy to make. Also inexpensive. Very good for a cold day when you want something warm and yummy. I added cheddar cheese in top once I placed it in my bowl. A must try!

  8. Has anyone tried cabage with this? I have 1/4 head and i thought of making it with leftover easter ham. I wanna do it in a crockpot as well.

  9. I didn’t have any bacon so I used coconut oil. I also used O’Brien potatoes, the rest of the ingredients were as the recipe called for. It was Delicious, and my fussy husband loved it! Awesome recipe!

  10. Delicious recipe. Will definitely be making this again. Quick and easy ingredients with strong flavor. The only thing I used was the low sodium chicken broth instead of regular. Still came out with full flavor.

  11. I made this last night for a crew of farmers. I doubled the recipe and it was gone. I was trying to figure out what to do with the left over ham & this popped up on FB. Thank you for a great recipe