Monday, March 28, 2011

Bacon Ham Chowder

If it's the end of March, why am I still shoveling? The snow hit us so hard, we had a snow day last Wednesday! On a positive note, these crazy below-average temps are allowing me to cook comfort food for at least another week. Here's a family favorite. (For my friends everywhere else in the country, save this for next winter!)

Bacon-Ham Chowder

Serves 6

1 lb. bacon                                      4 c. whole milk
4 chicken bouillon cubes               1/2 c. flour
2 c. water                                         1 1/2 c. ham, cubed
5 potatoes, cubed                         1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1 bunch green onions                    cracked black pepper
1 c. carrots, sliced                           1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded

Cook bacon until crisp and set aside. When cool, crumble into bite-size pieces.

Combine bouillon and water in large pan. Heat to boiling. Add potatoes; cover and simmer 5 minutes.

Add onions and carrots and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

Whisk milk and flour together. Add to vegetables. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until bubbly and thickened.

Add ham, bacon, pepper sauce, pepper and cheese and heat until cheese is melted.


  1. that looks delicious!! I'll have to try it. Just so you know, it's a cold day in GA today! I guess we all bragged too much.....

  2. Yum.

    Seriously friend, you make me smile. Everytime I check your blog it looks a little different! :-)

  3. This sounds really good, but have bookmarked it for next fall as it is already too warm for soup here in AZ. I enjoyed reading your post on endurance. That is so true, you have to learn to accept that "okay" is good enough when you have young children & then again when you are grandparent age. I have the Pioneer Woman's book, too. I had to finish something else before I will allow myself to start. She is such a neat person & was the inspiration for me to start blogging. Can't wait to start it.

  4. Oh that sounds and looks SO good! Here in the south, where it is mostly hot, we eat hot things like that year round. If we didn't, we'd be eating salad all the time!
    I feel like running out to the store to buy those ingredients!

  5. That looks so very yummy! Thank you for the recipe:-)

  6. That looks divine! I will have to add the ingredients for next week's shopping list!

  7. holy cow I am salivating right now and I just ate dinner! This looks SO good!

  8. Oh Suz, you would LOVE the book!!! it's too good, and really reminded me of just how precious grace really is!

    Speaking of too good................... Bacon-Ham chowder sounds tasty!!!
    I'm liking the layout :)
    Have a great day my friend

  9. oh my goodness, this looks wonderful :) i definitely need to try this recipe!

    blessings to you suzanne!

  10. wowza! thanks for sharing this recipe! must give it a try!


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