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Slow Cooker Cheesy Ham Chowder | Creamy, cheesy and hearty, this slow cooker ham chowder is the perfect way to use up any leftover ham!  Perfect for a busy weeknight meal! | https://www.thechunkychef.com | #chowder #soup #ham #leftover #slowcooker #crockpot
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Ham Chowder

Warm up in the most comforting way... a big bowl of this cheesy ham chowder, made easy in the slow cooker! Perfect for a busy weeknight!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 340kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 1 1/2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2" cubes (about 3 medium sized potatoes)
  • 20 oz canned corn (drained), or frozen corn (thawed)
  • 4 cups cubed ham steaks, diced into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 ribs celery, diced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken stock (or broth)
  • 2 cups whole Milk
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • extra parsley, pepper and cheese, for garnish


  • To a 6 qt slow cooker, add the first 8 ingredients (potatoes through and including chicken stock).  Stir, cover, and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours, until potatoes are tender.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk milk and cornstarch until smooth.  Stir into soup in slow cooker, cover and cook on HIGH 20-25 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.  Turn off heat, stir in cheese, sour cream and parsley until cheese is melted.
  • Serve sprinkled with extra cheese, black pepper and parsley if desired.



Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 711mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 14.6mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 1.4mg