This Potato Corn Chowder is delicious, creamy, and topped with crispy ham. This chowder is completely dairy-free and gluten-free. This post is brought to you in collaboration with Bayonne. #EnjoyItsFromEurope
Even though summer is coming to an end, I’ll still be making this delicious dairy-free potato corn chowder for a while.
Chowder is definitely a dinner staple in our home, from salmon to corn.
Making corn chowder with fresh summer corn is a thing of beauty. There’s a ton of different ways to make corn chowder, and this version allows for either fresh or frozen corn.
Which means you can eat this potato corn chowder through winter!
This corn chowder is completely dairy-free and gluten-free.
It includes colorful veggies, buttery Yukon potatoes, herbs, spices, and creamy coconut milk.
It’s also topped — and studded — with crispy ham.
The ham really steals the show here. French Bayonne Ham takes an average of 10-12 months to make. This ham is high-quality and delicious, rubbed with a thick layer of special rock salt from the Adour river basin.
I love using it for charcuterie boards, sandwiches, and in soups (like this corn chowder!). The crispy ham makes a very nice garnish, too.
This chowder is actually quite simple to make.
First, ham gets cooked until nice and crispy. Then onion, celery, carrots, and bell pepper gets cooked with aromatics and herbs such as garlic, thyme, turmeric, and bay leaf.
Potatoes, corn, chicken broth, and coconut milk get added. Part of the soup is blended and everything is thickened with corn starch.
The end result is a rich and creamy soup that has no cream or dairy at all!
I hope that you make and enjoy this Dairy-Free Potato Corn Chowder! What is your favorite type of chowder? Let us know in the comments below.
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Potato Corn Chowder with Crispy Ham (Dairy-Free)
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
This Potato Corn Chowder is delicious, creamy, and topped with crispy ham. This chowder is completely dairy-free and gluten-free.
- 1 (4-ounce) package Bayonne Ham or prosciutto
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 pound Yukon potatoes, diced
- 1 pound corn kernels (fresh or frozen, thawed)
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- Sea salt and pepper
- In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Tear or cut the ham into short strips and add to the pot in one even layer. Cook until crispy, turning once, and set aside. Repeat until all the ham is cooked and crisped.
- Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the oil left in the pan. Add in the onion, garlic, celery, carrots, and red pepper. Cook until the vegetables are softened and season with salt and pepper.
- Stir in the bay leaves, potatoes, corn, chicken broth, and all but 2 tablespoons of the coconut milk. Add in the thyme and turmeric.
- Bring the soup to a simmer and cover. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
- Remove the bay leaves.
- Remove 2 cups of the soup and blend. Pour the blended soup back into the pot.
- In a small bowl, mix the corn starch with the reserved coconut milk. Add the corn starch mixture into the soup and stir. Let the soup simmer 3-5 minutes until thickened.
- Season to taste with more salt and pepper.
- Crumble the crispy ham into the soup, reserving some for garnish. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 377
- Sugar: 7.2g
- Sodium: 844mg
- Fat: 29.8g
- Carbohydrates: 20.8g
- Fiber: 4.2g
- Protein: 12.4g
- Cholesterol: 17mg
With the fall weather upon us, I have been wanting to make some soups. This sounds like a great recipe to try, and since some of us are vegetarian, I can leave out the ham or sub in some veggie ham.
Vicki Finn says
This soup looks absolutely delicious and hearty and quick to throw together. That’s a win in my meal plan! I love your bowl, too!
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
Oh wow, this looks absolutely amazing. I am so making this for my husband, I think you’re going to give me wifey points for this one.
I have to admit that this intrigues me. My husband loves corn chowder but I’m not a fan. This seems to be a recipe that would satisfy both of us.
This looks so good. I have only had corn chowder at restaurants. I would love to make my own.
Fall is right around the corner and that chowder would be perfect for those cool evenings. My husband is a huge fan of chowders and I bet, he’s going to enjoy that.
Ruth I says
I think this dish is filled with amazing flavors. I cannot wait to give it a try and have my family taste it. I like this a lot.
Terri Steffes says
How crazy yummy this looks! My husband loves chowders and I know he would love it. I like that it is dairy-free, that means my belly won’t hurt after eating it.
This looks like a great chowder! I know that my husband would love it.
Pamela Jessen says
Oh, I can’t WAIT to try this recipe…it sounds delicious and I can practically smell it already!!! I love how it’s dairy-free – I eat dairy but several friends do not, so I’ve got an additional dish that will bring them to the table.
Thanks for sharing!!
ps: Mmmmmm, crispy ham!!!
Bonnie G says
I love soups and chowders! Especially this time of year when it’s getting cooler. I can’t wait to try this!
Corn chowder is so good for fall. Adding potatoes and crispy ham can only make it more perfect for autumn.
Chef Dennis says
Yum! This Potato Corn Chowder looks really delicious! Perfect to have this Fall. It makes me want to sit down and just relax.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
Potato chowder is one of my favorite soups. I love that you put ham in this one. I need to try this recipe.
This looks so yummy and savory. Love a good comfort food recipe during the fall/winter months.
Amber Myers says
This is my kind of soup. I love having soup when it gets chilly out, so I’ll be trying this for sure. I love the crispy ham on top!
Alli Smith says
My favorite thing about fall is enjoying soups, stews, and chowders more often. Your potato corn chowder looks amazing and I’m looking forward to making it.
Sarah Bailey says
Oh no this sounds like a really delicious dish. Definitely different from things I have tried before, I must make some and see what I think.
Melissa Chapman says
The corn chowder looks amazing and a great dish to serve a s the weather gets cooler. I love all the ingredients and coccnut milk.