Ham & Tater Corn Chowder

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 6 servings


Pair familiar ingredients with new ideas to create surprising, easy dishes your family will request over and over again.

Handy ingredients make this hearty Ham & Tater Corn Chowder a perfect choice for a busy weeknight dinner. Your kids are sure to dive right in once they see their chowder topped with taters!


  • 18 frozen potato puffs (such as TATER TOTS®)
  • 2 cans (14 fl. oz. each) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 3/4 cups instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1 can (15 1/4 oz.) no-salt added whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Sliced green onions (optional)


PREPARE potato puffs according to package directions.

MEANWHILE, COMBINE broth and evaporated milk in large saucepan. Bring mixture just to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Add ham, potato flakes, corn, onion powder and black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 minutes until creamy and slightly thick. Top each serving with three potato puffs and green onions, if desired.

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Ham & tater corn chowder

by H. Heather , Rainier, WA on May. 2009

This recipe is quick easy and is very filling.

53 Degrees outside, warm house inside

by K. Kari , Princeton, WI on Oct. 2008

I had leftover turkey and found this recipe. In 15 minutes my house was warm (tatertots in the oven) and our tummys were happy. This is a keeper.

Quick, Tasty Chowder

by K. Krystle , Charlotte, NC on Sep. 2008

This recipe is very good. My diet doesn't include pork so I substituted the ham with sliced, sauteed, turkey sausage. That gave it a great taste. I would suggest this to anyone.

super easy chowder

by L. Lori , RAVENNA, NE on May. 2008

My husband found this recipe, I tried it and it quickly became a favorite. I shared the recipe with some co-workers and it was a big hit with their families also.

Yummy in the tummy

by P. Pat , ENGLEWOOD, OH on Mar. 2008

Our family enjoyed this soup - my six year old son asked for seconds!

Ham & Tater Corn Chowder

by E. Eleanor , EL PASO, TX on Mar. 2008

It is easy to make and taste great! Next time ( there will be a next time)I'll add a second can of corn.


by M. Mary , FACTORYVILLE, PA on Mar. 2008


Ham & Tater Corn Chowder

by J. Julie , Bakersfield, CA on Mar. 2008

Very Very good! Reminded me of a chowder my granny used to make. She also put ham in hers when she made it to use us leftover ham from the holidays. I always looked forward to Easter & Christmas, coz that was the only time we would splurge on ham.....and I knew the chowder would be next! This dish is easy to prepare and is definitely suitable for even a novice cook.

Simply Done Suppers

by L. Linda , ORCHARD PARK, NY on Mar. 2008

We love soups of any kind and this chowder is a keeper. I love the creaminess and the ease of preparation. Even my grandchildren enjoyed it. Thanks for such an exceptional recipe.


by R. Rosslynn , WAHIAWA, HI on Mar. 2008

After seeing this recipe. With a family of soup lovers. I decided to take a shot at it. It was something that the kids were able to stand on a chair and watch. They enjoyed participating and eating the result. Something I will cherish for the rest of my life......thanks always for the memories