This hearty & flavorful Simple Ham & Potato Chowder is a delicious way to use up leftover ham...
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...
Simple Ham & Potato Chowder
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
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!
Powered by Recipage
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?
Here are even more recipe ideas to use those holiday dinner leftovers in...
Looking for recipes for your Easter dinner? You might like my...