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!

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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!

Ladle full of Ham and Corn Chowder

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.

Two white bowls of Ham and Corn Chowder with an ear of corn and a bigger bowl of it in the background

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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
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
  • ½ large onion diced
  • 1 ½ cups peeled diced potato
  • ½ red pepper diced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups corn fresh or frozen
  • 1 ½ cups diced ham
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk or use 1/2 cream

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  • 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.
  • Add corn and ham. Simmer an additional 7 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through.
  • Stir together milk and flour. Add into ham mixture and bring to a boil while stirring. Let boil 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with crumbled bacon and green onions if desired

Nutrition Information

Calories: 214, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 773mg, Potassium: 619mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 580IU, Vitamin C: 30.3mg, Calcium: 96mg, Iron: 2.7mg

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

Keyword ham and corn chowder
Course Dinner
Cuisine American


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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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