3 1/2cupspotatoespeeled and diced , I used a mixture of yellow and red. Yellow are more creamy I have also taken to using half cauliflower instead to increase the nutrients...no one can tell the difference!
1medium chopped onion
1/2pounddiced cooked hamI used thinly sliced deli ham
cooked chopped baconshredded cheese, sliced green onion
Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham, and broth of choice in a stockpot
Bring to a boil and gently simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
Lightly mash the potatoes with a fork or potato masher, right inside the stockpot, no need to remove them first. This mashing helps deliver the dairy-free creaminess to the soup. Alternately, you can use an immersion blender to get it extra smooth.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in the flour to remove any lumps. Add to the stockpot and whisk to blend.
Pour in the milk while whisking.
Cook until smooth and creamy.
Add in salt and pepper to taste, and pinch of cayenne wouldn't hurt either!
Creamy Ham & Potato Chowder, Dairy Free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Vitamin C 23.5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.