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Easy Broccoli Chowder made with sharp and delicious cheddar cheese and ham. A perfect and easy weeknight dinner for those nights when cheese is a necessity. | #soup | #dinner | #easydinner | #broccoli | #cheese |

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Chowder With Ham

Easy Broccoli Chowder made with sharp and delicious cheddar cheese and ham. A perfect and easy weeknight dinner for those nights when cheese is a necessity.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 to 5 servings
Calories 355 kcal
Author Tracy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons (2oz) butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk any percentage
  • 1 1/2 cup (6oz) sharp cheddar cheese cubed or shredded
  • 1 cup (6oz) fully-cooked ham diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, combine broccoli and chicken broth. Cover and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the chicken broth into a separate container to use later and set broccoli and broth aside.
  2. In a large pot, over medium heat, melt butter and add onions, cooking until translucent.
  3. Add flour and cook, whisking continuously for about 2 minutes, until the flour is just golden.
  4. Continue to stir and slowly pour in chicken broth and milk. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the broth has thickened.

  5. Stir in cheese, ham, broccoli, pepper, and salt generously to taste. Heat until cheese is melted and soup is warmed through.

Recipe Notes

Approximate nutritional information is for five servings.