Monday, September 08, 2008

The Martha Side of Me ~ Potato & Ham Chowder

The crispness in the air reminds me that fall is just around the corner, which means great soup weather! This is a quick and easy, but delicious recipe.

1 pkg. of boxed scalloped potatoes (any variety you prefer)
1 cup diced ham
2 stalk of diced celery
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups half & half
1/3 cup flour
5 cups chicken broth
1 diced onion (any size you like)

Mix potatoes, sauce mix, ham, broth, celery, onion & pepper in crock pot. Cover and cook on low heat for 7 hours. Mix half & half with the flour, gradually stir flour mixture into chowder until blended. Cover and cook on low for one more hour stirring occasionally until thick. For a less thick soup, use regular milk instead of half & half. Garnish with chopped green onion, shredded cheese, or sour cream if desired. Snuggle in with the ones you love and enjoy!

1 comment:

ellen b. said...

Oh Martha, this sounds good! :0)
Thanks Connie!!