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5 from 1 vote

Cheesy Ham and Vegetable Chowder

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Melanie Kathryn - Gather for Bread


  • 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.