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Broccoli chowder in a white bowl.

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 355kcal
Author Tracy


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In a large pot, over medium heat, melt butter and add onions, cooking until translucent.
  • Add flour and cook, whisking continuously for about 2 minutes, until the flour is just golden.
  • Continue to stir and slowly pour in chicken broth and milk. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the broth has thickened.
  • Stir in cheese, ham, broccoli, pepper, and salt generously to taste. Heat until cheese is melted and soup is warmed through.


Approximate nutritional information is for five servings.


Calories: 355kcal