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Prize Winning Cheddar & Ham Chowder. Really delicious!

Cheddar & Ham Chowder

Libby has kindly shared another of her family recipes for us all to enjoy. This Cheddar & Ham Chowder is her mom's original recipe, which her mom would make often. Libby tells us this :

"Mom won first place in a recipe contest with this one. An Oster combo mixer, grinder, food processor. She always made this for the deer hunters. Here is a photo of today's in the crock pot on warm."

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Libby simply makes the soup ahead using the stove top then transfers to her Slow cooker to keep warm until ready for serving.

Recipe by Libby Myrick

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: Approx 30 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

2 cups boiling water
2 cups diced potatoes
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup cubed cooked ham
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

The White sauce (to thicken soup)

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Chop all the vegetables, I used my Nicer Dicer to chop my veggies. Large holes for the potatoes and the small hole for the rest of them. Works great.

2. In a large pan, add the water to potatoes, carrots, celery and onion. Add salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Do Not drain.

3. Make a white sauce by melting in a pan the butter, then add the flour, stirring until combined. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly until it is all used and keep stirring on a gently heat until the sauce begins to thicken. Once thick, add the cheese, stir until melted and add ham.

4. Add the sauce to the un-drained veggies. Heat but do not boil. This should take around 15 - 20 minutes to heat through and thicken under a gentle heat.

5. When ready, you can serve straight away with some nice cornbread, or transfer to a crock pot and keep on a 'warm' setting until ready to serve.

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Prize Winning Cheddar & Ham Chowder. Really delicious!

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Cheddar and Ham Chowder
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup cubed cooked ham
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
The White sauce (to thicken soup)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Chop all the vegetables, I used my Nicer Dicer to chop my veggies. Large holes for the potatoes and the small hole for the rest of them. Works great.
  2. In a large pan, add the water to potatoes, carrots, celery and onion. Add salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Do Not drain.
  3. Make a white sauce by melting in a pan the butter, then add the flour, stirring until combined. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly until it is all used and keep stirring on a gently heat until the sauce begins to thicken. Once thick, add the cheese, stir until melted and add ham.
  4. Add the sauce to the un-drained veggies. Heat but do not boil. This should take around 15 - 20 minutes to heat through and thicken under a gentle heat.
  5. When ready, you can serve straight away with some nice cornbread, or transfer to a crock pot and keep on a 'warm' setting until ready to serve.
Prize Winning Cheddar & Ham Chowder. Really delicious!

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  1. I added a little bit of chicken bouillon and I did 4 cups of water instead of 2. I also used 3 cups of cheese instead of the 2 cups. It was delish!!