Corn Chowder {Slow Cooker}

Last updated: June 2021

This hearty and comforting chowder has all the ingredients you love yet it's very low in fat and so easy to make! Make it a soup and salad night by serving it up with a fresh spinach and cucumber salad.


  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cubed
  • 10 ounces frozen corn
  • 16oz Ham Steak, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • cilantro or flat leaf parsley for garnish

Makes 8


  1. Add celery, onion and potatoes to the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Layer corn and cubed ham on top. Add thyme, garlic powder and pepper. Pour water over the top and add bay leaf.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  4. Optional: For a creamier chowder, carefully scoop 2-3 cups of chowder out (avoiding ham) and blend in a blender or with an Immersion blender until thick and smooth, then return to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  5. Top with fresh cilantro or flat leaf parsley and serve hot.

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Nutrition facts

Serves 8

  • calories: 180
  • calories from fat: 25
  • cholesterol: 25mg
  • dietary fiber: 3.0g
  • potassium: 805mg
  • protein: 14.1g
  • saturated fat: 0.9g
  • sodium: 727mg
  • sugars: 2.6g
  • total carbohydrates: 25.8g
  • total fat: 2.8g
  • trans fat: 0.0g
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