Cheesy Ham and Vegetable Chowder – Cheesy Ham and Vegetable Chowder – Delicious creamy soup with ham and a variety of veggies. Family loved this rich soup. Perfect for that leftover ham!
I pray that all of you had a blessed Easter and enjoyed your day with friends or family! Our day was very low key. The 2 youngest were sick with the stomach bug on Friday and Saturday. And the little guy had it straight through until Sunday. He couldn’t even go to church. (No fun!) But we made the best of it anyway.
We hung out in the yard. Enjoyed Easter lunch together. And passed around the Resurrection Eggs to share the greatest story ever told. Have you ever heard about the Resurrection Eggs? They’re the coolest thing! And I’m sorry that it’s past Easter and I’m just now telling you about them. But definitely keep them in mind for next year! Here’s a link to a set if you’re interested in seeing them.
They’re just an awesome way to tell the little ones about the sacrifice and meaning of Easter. My kids still enjoy them and it’s a hands-on family affair rather than just reading a bible chapter.
So does anyone still have leftover ham? It’s Wednesday but we still do! It was a big ham but we do that on purpose, of course. Because we love ham and we love soup. So leftover ham for soup just makes me happy. The meat’s already cooked and it’s so easy to throw together a soup.
This cheesy ham and vegetable chowder was fabulously delish! Therefore it was a hit for the whole family. Definitely a double batch worthy! My hubby is so glad that there are leftovers involved because soup is his go-to lunch. And when we don’t have any he has no idea what to pack for lunch.
Til we meet and eat again,
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Cheesy Ham and Vegetable Chowder
- 3 cups diced peeled potatoes
- 2-1/2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup grated carrots
- 2 celery ribs diced
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup butter cubed
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
- 1 cup 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- In a Dutch oven or small stockpot, combine the potatoes, broccoli, onion, carrots, celery, and chicken broth. Let simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in flour to combine. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Slowly add milk whisking as you pour. Add salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil, cooking for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add thickened mixture to vegetable mixture. Add the ham. Simmer 10 minutes until heated through. Stir in cheese and mix until melted and thoroughly combined.
Recipe from: Taste of Home
Sarah@ Whole and Heavenly Oven says
I love “leftover meat” soups and this chowder looks right up my alley! So cozy and filling for these cool spring nights!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
This chowder looks perfect, Melanie! I love that you used ham and fresh veggies. Sounds so comforting and delicious!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
Chowder is one of my favourite comfort foods! This looks divine, Melanie! I love the flavours!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
This looks so creamy and comforting!! Love all the veggies you put in there.
Gotta love sneaking in veggies for the kids where you can! 🙂
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
I just love ham and potato soup with veg — my absolutely favorite! This recipe looks awesome!
Thanks Ashley! It’s one of our favorites too.
Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron says
I have to admit that I didn’t cook up an Easter feast this year, so no left-over ham. But now I know what I’ll use it for the next time I have some…looks delicious and comforting!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
So yummy! I have never heard of a resurection egg before, but it sounds like a good idea.
Yum! I love a cheesy soup with ham!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Perfect use for l leftover Easter ham! You make the best soups Melanie : )
Sorry to hear your little ones weren’t feeling well. Hopefully this chowder helped make them feel better. It looks delicious! Such a perfect way to use up all the leftovers!
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
Great chowder Melanie. Simple, delicious and kid friendly.
This chowder looks amazing!!!
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
You can never go wrong with a kick-butt chowda’…. and this looks spectacular!!!