Frugal Foodie Mama: Simple Ham & Potato Chowder

Monday, March 30, 2015

Simple Ham & Potato Chowder

This hearty & flavorful Simple Ham & Potato Chowder is a delicious way to use up leftover ham...
This hearty & flavorful Simple Ham & Potato Chowder is a delicious way to use up leftover ham. You just need 5 ingredients & 35 minutes to make this!
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Can you all believe that Easter is less than a week away? Pretty soon we will all be sitting around the table enjoying an Easter ham dinner with our families. :) If your all's family happens to be anything like mine, we always bake a huge ham and then divvy up the leftovers to take home. But let's be real- there are only so many ham sandwiches and fried ham steaks you can eat in a week. Am I right?

That is where my recipe for this Simple Ham & Potato Chowder comes in handy.  And when I say that this recipe is simple, I mean it is really simple. You just need 5 ingredients (including a little leftover Easter ham) and 35 minutes to make a pot of this hearty and flavorful chowder happen in your kitchen...

This hearty & flavorful Simple Ham & Potato Chowder is a delicious way to use up leftover ham. You just need 5 ingredients & 35 minutes to make this!
Simple Ham & Potato Chowder

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients (4-6 servings)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • About 2 cups of thick sliced ham, cubed (I used about 4-5 slices.)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups of chicken or turkey broth
Instructions
In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat until the butter is melted. Add your onions and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Add in the cubed ham. Saute for another 3-4 minutes. Pour in your broth and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until tender. Mash about half of the potatoes in the pot with a potato masher. Make sure you leave some chunks though!
Taste your broth and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Ladle into bowls, serve, & enjoy!
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This hearty & flavorful Simple Ham & Potato Chowder is a delicious way to use up leftover ham. You just need 5 ingredients & 35 minutes to make this!
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This chowder is such a simple recipe, but don't let that fool you all. This chowder is packed with flavor thanks to the thick chunks of smoky & salty ham. My son and husband like to top their bowls of this chowder with a little shredded cheddar cheese. Throw in some leftover rolls or biscuits from Easter dinner, and you have a full dinner ready to go later that week.

Does your family traditionally serve a baked ham for Easter dinner?
What is your favorite way to enjoy leftover holiday ham?

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