Two-Potato Ham Chowder

Looking for a hearty homemade soup, but don't have all day to cook it? Check out this comforting chowder—ready to dish up in 30 minutes!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 5

1/2
cup chopped leek or onion
2
cups Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
medium baking potatoes, peeled, each cut into 6 pieces
2
cups cubed (1/2 inch) peeled dark-orange sweet potatoes (about 2 medium)
1
cup diced cooked ham (from 8-oz package)
1
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas (from 12-oz bag)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup half-and-half or milk

  • 1 Spray 3-quart saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add leek; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until softened. Increase heat to high. Add broth and baking potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; gently simmer 5 minutes.
  • 2 Add sweet potatoes. Cover; gently simmer about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with fork.
  • 3 Using slotted spoon, remove baking potatoes from saucepan; place in blender. With lid on saucepan, carefully drain off broth into blender, leaving leek and sweet potatoes in saucepan. Cover blender; puree potato mixture until smooth. Return mixture to saucepan.
  • 4 Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

This is a great soup to take to work for lunch. Pour leftovers into microwavable containers. Cool slightly; cover and refrigerate. To eat, simply loosen the lid of the container and microwave until hot.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (About 1 1/4 Cups)
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
900mg
900%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
170%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.