Go Back

Ham Corn Chowder

This Ham Corn Chowder is wonderful to enjoy on a cold day! Perfect for using leftover ham from the holidays. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: chowder, easy soup, ham chowder, ham recipes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion or green onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery (optional)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 15 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 15 ounce can evaporated milk (can us regular milk)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic


  • Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet and set aside.  In a soup pot combine 1 tablespoon bacon drippings and 2 tablespoons butter.  When butter is melted, saute' onions, carrots and celery in butter.  Add flour and stir in chicken broth, milk and water, stirring to combine.
  • Turn heat to simmer and add potatoes, ham, corn, black pepper, salt and garlic.  Cook on low until potatoes and carrots are done, stirring occasionally, for about 20 to 25 minutes.  Serve with crumbled bacon, shredded cheese and fresh parsley on top as garnishes.  Makes about 10 servings.