Ham and Potato Chowder

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 hearty servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


The secret ingredient to this speedy minute ham and potato chowder recipe? Hint: you love them, and they are in the freezer section of your supermarket.


  • 2 cups milk (whole milk works best)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups frozen Tater Tots
  • One 8 ounce cooked ham steak, cut into cubes
  • Kernels from 2 ears of corn, or 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 scallions. sliced


  1. Put milk and broth into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add Tater Tots and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up the Tots.
  3. When Tots are broken down, stir in ham and corn. Simmer for another few minutes until everything is heated through.
  4. Ladle into bowls, garnish with chopped scallions and serve!