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Farmhouse Ham Chowder

by Laura

I found this yummy chowder recipe in a 2008 issue I had from Simple and Delicious.  There were several things that interested me about this recipe.  I loved the idea of using dry ranch dressing to season the soup.  I also loved the idea of cutting down on the prep time by using frozen cubed hash browns instead of diced potatoes.  Lastly,  I loved that it was 267 calories for a cup of this soup, not bad for a creamy soup.
I did remove one ingredient from the original recipe.  I tasted the soup first as I have listed the recipe down below, then I added the additional ingredient of thyme.  I didn’t like the thyme in it all, so I removed it from the recipe.  The recipe also calls for a little smoked Gouda to sprinkle on top.  It is wonderful with the soup, but the soup also works great without it.  You could also substitute cheddar in it’s place.


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Farmhouse Ham Chowder


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 41/4 cups milk (I used skim)
  • 2 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery and red pepper in butter until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the potatoes, corn, and ham. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese before serving. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
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Jolene December 9, 2010 - 5:29 pm

How much thyme?

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Jolene December 9, 2010 - 5:29 pm

How much thyme?

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Jolene December 9, 2010 - 5:29 pm

How much thyme?

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A Fist Full of Dandelions November 9, 2009 - 8:41 pm

YUM! This is going on the menu for next week! Thanks!

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A Fist Full of Dandelions November 9, 2009 - 8:41 pm

YUM! This is going on the menu for next week! Thanks!

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fittingbackin November 9, 2009 - 4:08 pm

oooh that looks creamy and fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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fittingbackin November 9, 2009 - 4:08 pm

oooh that looks creamy and fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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fittingbackin November 9, 2009 - 4:08 pm

oooh that looks creamy and fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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Heidi November 9, 2009 - 2:50 pm

I always find a ton of great recipes in Simple and Delicious.

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Heidi November 9, 2009 - 2:50 pm

I always find a ton of great recipes in Simple and Delicious.

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Heidi November 9, 2009 - 2:50 pm

I always find a ton of great recipes in Simple and Delicious.

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Jen November 9, 2009 - 9:16 am

Making this for dinner tonight!!!! thanks

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Jen November 9, 2009 - 9:16 am

Making this for dinner tonight!!!! thanks

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Wendy November 9, 2009 - 8:31 am

yum!!! looks delicious

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Wendy November 9, 2009 - 8:31 am

yum!!! looks delicious

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