Nonnie's Ham Chowder

Nonnie's Ham Chowder

Kristin O 0

"My grandmother (Nonnie) used to make this chowder using leftover veggies from the week and a piece of ham on the bone. It's incredibly creamy and the thyme and pepper make it such a savory dish. I use a piece of boneless ham steak, but I find that if I don't use ham on the bone, I need to add some salt to get the flavor right. Enjoy!"


45 m servings 230 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 230 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 616 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot; cover with salted water. Bring to a simmer and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, remove from pan, and reserve.
  2. Melt butter in the saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion in butter until soft, but not brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour, bouillon, pepper, and thyme. Slowly whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened to soup consistency.
  3. Stir in the frozen vegetables, cooked potatoes, and ham. Simmer chowder until hot, about 10 minutes.
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  1. 22 Ratings


This was excellent. I only used white onion because Vidalia are not in season now, I didn't have the chicken bouillon so used about 1/2 of the 3 cups milk and 1-1/2 cups chicken broth. I also ...

Ive made this recipe before. Its great folks and don't change a thing except maybe your seasoning preference. Serve with some steaming hot rolls with real butter (butter is more healthy) and yo...

I wish I could give this 4.5 stars. While it was very good, I feel like something essential was missing. I added some celery that I cooked with the onion and also some garlic. I think next ti...

Very tasty! I made a half a batch for lunch for my husband and I as I was looking to use up leftovers, not create more. But I sure wish I'd made a whole batch because now I want some for dinne...

I changed it just a little for my husband who had a tumor removed from his stomach and is on a liquid diet for a least two weeks, I cooked the potatoes and then pureed them with the milk I did n...

Ive made this monthly, and its always great as directed, or with mods.. I usually make it with powdered milk, a bit more butter, and pepper, and I follow the directions on my chicken base.. Ive ...

I made this chowder following the recipe exactly. I used leftover ham from Easter, half a bag of frozen carrots and a can of corn, and served it with a loaf of homemade bread and butter. Both my...

Great! I did as it said but I didn't have a fresh onion so I used dried. Also, I used a whole bag of frozen vegetables but I should have only used half. Would maybe add another potato. Grated ga...

I had to triple the recipe to get about 4 quarts for my family. Original would not have been enough. I added sour cream, salt, and more pepper. Even with those extras it's a little bland and I n...