Damn Ham and Tater Chowder

Damn Ham and Tater Chowder

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Irish
Keywords: cheese, chowder, ham, potatoes, soup
Servings: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes

Stuff You'll Need 

  • 1 lb of golden yellow potatoes - diced
  • 1 yellow onion - chopped
  • 3 carrots - coaresly shredded
  • 1-2 cups of cooked ham - diced into cubes (ham steaks work well here too.)
  • 28 oz of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 cup of brocolli florets - or 1 cup of croutons
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to Make It

  • In a slow-cooker, add the potatoes and onions. Pour in the chicken broth. Cover and cook on high for around 3 hours.
  • After the 3 hours, in a bowl, combine the cornstarch, thyme, and pepper to taste.
  • Whisk in the evaporated milk.
  • To the slow cooker, add the cornstarch mixture (slowly!), along with the ham and carrots. Cover and cook fpr another 30 minutes. Do a few stirs.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the chowder in a bowl with a topping of broccoli (or croutons) with a smattering of the cheddar cheese.
  • Eat it.


If you are in season for any of the ingredients, use fresh by all means!!!