Hearty Ham Chowder

Hearty Ham Chowder

Hearty Ham Chowder

“I found this recipe online many years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since!” -Rhonda Medema, Purchasing
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Soup
Servings 12


  • 2 Cup Water
  • 3 Medium Alsum russet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • ½ Cup Red onion chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried basil
  • 2 Teaspoons Instant chicken bouillon granules
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
  • 3 Cups Broccoli
  • 2 Cups Ham fully cooked, chopped
  • 2 Cups Light cream or half & half
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top


  • In a large saucepan, combine water, potatoes, onion, basil, chicken bouillon granules & pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove from heat, DO NOT drain. Using a potato masher or fork, mash potatoes in saucepan.
  • Stir in broccoli, return to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 8-10 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
  • Stir in chopped ham, light cream or half & half, and butter.
  • Cook and stir until heated though.
  • To serve, ladle into soup bowls. Sprinkle each serving with parmesan cheese.


Shortcuts by Rhonda:
“I usually double this recipe. Larger stores sometimes have chopped frozen broccoli, I love when I can find this! For the Ham, I will buy a Ham Steak. I am very generous with the size of the potatoes and ham.”