Slow Cooker Simple Ham & Potato Chowder


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I am thankful that my family loves soups for dinner.  Soups are such as this are such an easy meal that can cook in a slow cooker while you are busy. Just a few additional ingredients just before serving and you have a delicious homemade dish to serve your family.

Verdict:

As my daughter and I were making this she made the comment that the toughest part of the making the soup was dicing the potatoes. This was when I had one of those slap my head moments. I have a French fry cutter. Put the potatoes through the cutter and then dice the strips. So much easier that cutting each potato into 9 slices and then dicing. One push and the potato is sliced for me! Why didn’t I think of this before?

I served this meal with a side salad and a loaf of Garlic Parmesan Focaccia.

Slow Cooker Simple Ham & Potato Chowder

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ham steak or turkey ham, diced
  • 2 1/2 – 3 lbs. potatoes, diced
  • 32 oz. chicken stock
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions:

  1. Add ham, potatoes, chicken stock, and black pepper to slow cooker bowl. Cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
  2. Half an hour before serving add cream. Make a slurry of cornstarch and cold water. Once cornstarch is dissolved in water add to slow cooker and stir well. Cover and cook for 15 – 20 minutes. If soup is not as thick as you would like add an additional 1 tablespoon of cold water and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch slurry. Taste before serving and add black pepper as needed.

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    I love my slow cooker! Made homemade chili for the first time in mine this weekend. Great recipe! -OM
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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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      1. No biggie! I hope you have a great weekend! 😄

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  2. I agree about the potatoes! I hate peeling them and often forget there is better ways lol.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It was a total “How could I not think of this before?” moment.

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      1. Hahaha I’ve had those before! Recently… lol 😉😂

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  3. cyranny says:

    Yuuuuummm!! That looks delicious! I have some delicious smoked ham left in the fridge, and pretty much everything else waiting in the kitchen… And I had no idea for supper…

    Now I do!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂 (and thanks for reblogging OM!!)

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope you like it a such as we did!

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      1. cyranny says:

        I had to posponed cooking it tonight… But it WILL be on the menu within a few days, and I’ll make sure to come back and comment 🙂

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  4. amusingword says:

    I make a delicious Kielbasa Corn Chowder by also adding at least a dozen ears of fresh cut corn. Sometimes I use ham instead of kielbasa. Try adding 2 cups of heavy cream and thicken the soup with a butter rue before serving. Don’t forget a couple cloves of minced or pressed garlic.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Sounds delicious!

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      1. amusingword says:

        It’s often asked for at soup sales.

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  5. suesuzzz says:

    Seen this on OM site when he reblogged this…
    It looks amazing and I can not wait to try it…Today would be a great day for it but that means I would have to go food shopping and that I am not up to at this time lolol…
    Huggs
    Suzette

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Awe, thank you! Maybe next time you go out! 🙂

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      1. suesuzzz says:

        Oh for sure!!!…
        I will be writing down the how to from your blog …I followed you since you have so much great information and my favorite …FOOD …lol…
        Thank you..
        Hugggs
        Suzette

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Thank you! You made day!

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          1. suesuzzz says:

            And you made mine…
            Looking forward to reading more from you
            Hugggs
            Suzette

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  6. priscillacmcho says:

    This looks delicious!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

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  7. I’m sure you’ve written about this before, but I was just thinking about the range of delicious dishes you put on the table every night. Where do you get your inspiration? How do you plan out such a wide range of meals each night? So impressed. –Deb

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I plan by the month with a few “back-up dishes” – things I can throw together without thinking each month. I use restaurant menus quite a bit, some Pinterst but I take liberties with ingredients and spices just as I encourage everyone to do, and classics that I want to twist. I am trying for more vegetables right now so you will see more vegetable side dishes and of course Thanksgiving and Christmas cookies in the coming weeks. Thank you for asking and hope this helps.

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      1. What a smart idea to snap pictures at restaurants! Also, I’m inspired and impressed by your monthly planning. But I bet it is SO nice once it becomes a habit. I am still in weekly mode, but usually have a few ‘new’ ideas that I want to do at some point in the month. I’m also going to do some experimenting with veggies entering this season. Looking forward to reading about what you make. –Deb

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Thanks! You too!

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  8. Looks great! Nice photo.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

  9. Ha ha we all have those moments. Looks great!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  10. Looks good. Have a question, is that parsley in the chowder? Asking because there’s nothing green listed in the ingredients.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes, I sprinkled a bit over the top for color. I should add for garnish, if desired. Thanks!

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      1. I love ham/potato chowder. I can smell it cooking right now. Unfortunately, I lack the ingredients to actually make some. Next week?

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks, Lynn!

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