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Steamer Potato, Ham and Corn Chowder

Updated: Sep 25, 2018

This nearly full steamer of soup disappeared in minutes. I love how completely easy this was; idea-to-table in 25 mins, plus I got the whole kitchen cleaned during that period too. This delicious & super inexpensive meal was inspired by the leftover Easter Ham in my freezer & the two sad sack carrots in the fridge.

In Multipurpose Steamer: (This could be done in a pot too.)  The steamer speeds up the process and contains the moisture so you don’t heat up your home (it’s been 35+ C for 3 weeks in a row!)

  • Two large baking potatoes, diced 1/2-1″. (Precision is sooo not needed!)

  • 2 small carrots, sliced

  • Water to cover

  • 1 Tbsp chicken broth

Cook 9-10 minutes. 

Meanwhile, gather your other ingredients & if you’re like me, wash some dishes. You’ve got 9 whole minutes! I love taking conscious notes of the before and afters.  I promise you’ll be shocked and amazed at what you can and do get done in 9 mins!

Next, Add:

1. Stir well to distribute your thickener (cornstarch) throughout.

2. Cook 4 minutes, and stir. It should start to have thickened up by now. Stir very well to even out the consistency. If it hasn’t yet started to thicken up, stir part way through the next step.

3. Cook 4-5 minutes, basically until all cornstarch taste is cooked out.


  • 1/4 cup cheddar (I had cubed & grated – just for interest!)

  • A few snips of chives.

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