Monday, March 7, 2016

Slow Cooker Potato and Ham Chowder

This was a recipe shared by a blogger a few years back and I don't remember the source but I did find it on a Betty Crocker site, too. Thank you Betty Crocker. It was simple and it was very tasty using boxed potatoes! It's a slow cooker recipe.

Potato and Ham Chowder

1 pkg. of boxed scalloped potatoes (any variety you prefer) with sauce mix included.
5 cups chicken broth
1 cup diced ham
2 stalk of diced celery
1 diced onion
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups half & half, or milk if preferred.
1/3 cup flour

Mix potatoes, sauce mix, ham, broth, celery, onion & pepper in crock pot.
Cover and cook on low heat for 7 hours.

After the 7 hours mix half & half, or milk 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.

Very thick and yummy soup.


  1. Oops should read **as you did NOT create this recipe.

    1. Thank you anonymous. I didn't say I created the recipe but I did now credit Betty Crocker as possibly the original source...

  2. Interesting proposition. I have never eaten this.

  3. I have made this soup often. My recipe does not call for flour, and I add 1/4 tsp. Red pepper flakes and 1/4 Red Bell pepper, diced. Very good.

    1. Hi Ruth, that sounds like a good alternative!

  4. any chance this soup can be made out of fresh potatoes?

    1. I don't see why not. Try it and let us know...

  5. Hey - this sounds like a great comfort food soup! I remember using the boxed scalloped potatoes in years gone by but haven't had them for a long time. Shall add this to my grocery list. I love slow cooker soups like this and you have given a great tutorial on how to make it. Thanks for sharing this recipe - I hope you never get discouraged by some peoples comments!