Slow Cooker Ham and Green Bean Chowder
Creamy and comforting, Ham and Green Bean Chowder is a vintage recipe adapted for the slow cooker that would make Grandma proud.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
- 1 ham shank or ham hock
- 2 cups diced ham diced
- 4 cups russet potatoes peeled and diced
- 1 cup white onion diced
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 cups water
- 4 cups green beans trimmed and cut; add towards the end
- 8 oz cream cheese add at the end
Place everything except the cream cheese and green beans into the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours.
During the last 40 minutes add the green beans, cover and continue cooking.
Remove bay leaves and ham shank or hock.
Remove meat for ham shank or hock, and if desired, add it to the soup.
Remove a cup or so of the soup liquid and add to a blender.
Add the block of cream cheese to the blender, cover and pulse until smooth.
Add this creamy mixture to the soup and stir gently.
Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1014IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg