Chunky Potato and Ham Chowder


Despite a few teases of Spring during the past couple
of weeks, we're back in the thick of wet, cold
weather this week.

Drawing upon some staples from the pantry and the refrigerator, 
this old-time favorite soup seemed just the perfect
dinner to chase the end-of-day chills away.

It's easy to put together, kind on the budget too
with just a few ingredients* (and BONUS . . .just one
pot to wash.)

*Here is all you need:

A couple of strips of bacon
olive oil
chopped onion
Russet (baking/starchy) potatoes
a bay leaf
Chicken broth or stock
Diced ham
some milk or cream
Salt and pepper

Add your favorite garnishes and you can
have a satisfying meal on the table in about 45 minutes ~ 

I always make extra as it keeps well for a couple of
days in the refrigerator and seems even more
flavorful when reheated the second or third day.

Once you make it, you'll probably not need
to refer to the "recipe" again.

If you would like a printable copy of how
to make it, you'll find the recipe. . . Here.

Bon Appetit!

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  1. Effectivement tout ce qu'il faut lorsque l'hiver perdure comme chez nous aussi !
    Une bonne soupe...
    Gros bisous

  2. We are having inbetween weather as well, but a comforting soup like this would make it all better.

  3. Merci Martine! ((xoxo))

    Monique, you always do blues so well, a great color for you!

    Hi Val, I'm thinking of you as we're facing such similar weather. I'm itching to put the winter coats and boots away for the season!

    Thank you for your comments! <3 <3 <3

  4. Thank you for your post Jain!

    Apparently there was some snafu with blogger ~very strange; Your message showed up in my email box as a posted comments. But it didn't show up among the comments here. That's a first!! (??))

    Here you go ~

    "a quiet life has left a new comment on your post "Chunky Potato and Ham Chowder" "

    beautiful pic, ths storm is rolling in here any minute, perfect timing... if you deliver~

    Posted by a quiet life to Once Upon a Plate at March 5, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    There is nothing like watching a sea storm while safely perched on solid land ~ so dramatic! (Or perched on top of your hill . . . but that can be a little scary, I know!)

    I would love to deliver! :0)

    Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  5. Another great recipe, Mari. The perfect warmer-upper on a nippy spring day.

  6. I just purchased a ham bone. Your chowder looks delicious. Will make next week!!


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