Slow Cooker Corn and Smoked Ham Chowder

Slow Cooker Corn and Smoked Ham Chowder image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Slow Cooker Corn and Smoked Ham Chowder image

The sweetness of corn is complemented and elevated with smoky flavours from the ham and paprika chive crema topping. Frozen corn niblets never tasted so good!

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014

Ingredients

  • 6 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2 cups cubed smoked boneless ham
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 sweet green pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
Paprika and Chive Crema:
  • 3/4 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chive
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

In slow cooker, combine corn, ham, celery, onion, green pepper, jalapeño pepper, garlic, bay leaves, Cajun seasoning, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir in broth and 2 cups water. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Discard bay leaves. Whisk milk with cornstarch; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.

Paprika and Chive Crema: Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together sour cream, chives, paprika and pepper. Set aside.

Turn off slow cooker. Using immersion blender, purée soup until slightly smooth with some chunks remaining, about 20 seconds. Spoon soup into serving bowls; top with crema.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 835 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 16 g
  • Calories 237.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 29 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 33 g

%RDI

  • Iron 12.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 25.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 32.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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