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!


Slow Cooker Cheesy Ham Chowder

Chowder isn't only enjoyed in the summer, you know. Case in point? This recipe that uses tasty morsels of your leftover ham.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Course Christmas, Dinner, Lunch, Slow Cooker
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 10 servings
Calories 340 kcal


  • 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 diced into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 4 ribs celery diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups of 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
Keyword Cheddar Cheese, Cheese, Ham, Slow Cooker
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