Saturday, May 18, 2013

Healthy Corn and Ham Chowder

This is the easiest, healthiest, and tastiest corn and ham chowder I have ever tried! Coming from a New England Girl, that says a lot. ;)

What You Need:
1 celery rib, diced
1 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup onion, diced
2 tablespoons margarine or 2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
2 cups cooked smoked ham, diced
2 cups red potatoes (skins on), cooked and diced small
1 1/2 cups frozen sweet corn
1 (14 3/4 ounce) can sweet cream-style corn
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt


Boil water; meanwhile peel and dice potatoes.
Boil for about 10-15 minutes (soft but not too mushy).
Meanwhile, dice up ham, onion, celery and scallion.
In a large saucepan, saute the onion, scallion and celery in butter until softened.
Stir in the flour and stir until well blended, then gradually add milk.
Bring to a boil while stirring until thickened, about 2 minutes.
Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until heated through.