Monday, January 31, 2011

Farmhouse Ham Chowder

I have made this soup two times. I actually thought I had already posted this recipe but when I went to look for it on here I could not find it. Now I am adding it. Whenever I make a ham I always have leftovers that I freeze for soups and beans. This soup was made from ham that I diced and saved from Christmas. It is a very quick dinner and the kids just love it too.

1/2 c finely chopped onion
1/2 c finely chopped celery
1/2 c chopped sweet red pepper
2 tbsp butter
1/4 c all-purpose flour
1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
4-1/4 c milk
2 c frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
2 c frozen corn, thawed
2 c cubed fully cooked ham
1/4 tsp dried thyme
2 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
In a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery and red pepper in butter until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in flour and dressing mix until smooth; gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the potatoes, corn, ham and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.


preschool said...

This one sounds really yummy. Do you use "country ham"?

Nikki said...

You can use any ham that you have. I used leftovers from a half of ham that I baked. You can even buy the cubed ham located in the meat department.