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Category: Side Dish
Smoked Ham Corn Chowder - TastyPlanner.com
Chef: Canned food fan
A quick chowder that tastes like it took hours to prepare? Simple! With already-cooked leftover ham, all it takes is a few minutes and some convenient canned, nutrient-rich vegetables for a delightful, steaming soup.
1 bay leaf
1 Sprig fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh tarragon
14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
16 ounces each) whole potatoes, drained, divided
16 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained, divided
1/2 cup finely diced lean ham
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
4 ounces each) pimentos, drained and diced
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Ground black pepper, to taste
Preparation Time: Approximately 10 minutes
Cook Time: Approximately 20 minutes
Tie the bay leaf, thyme and tarragon in a bundle. Place in a medium saucepan with the broth, onion and carrot. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes; remove the herb bundle and discard. Dice enough of potatoes to make 1 cup; set aside. In batches, purée the remaining potatoes, 1 can of corn and broth from the saucepan in a blender. Return to the saucepan. Add the diced potatoes, remaining corn, ham and half-and-half. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the pimentos, parsley and pepper.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 150; Total Fat 3.5g; Saturated fat 1g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 440mg; Total carbohydrate 27g; Fiber 4g; Protein 7g; Vitamin A 60%DV*; Vitamin C 80%DV; Calcium 8%DV; Iron 15%DV