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Ham Chowder

Ham Chowder

Did you say clam chowder, or ham chowder? It’s a tongue twister, but this ham chowder holds it’s own in terms of texture, heft and creaminess. Chowder is seen as a comfort and a splurge because of it’s rich and thick qualities. But this warming ham chowder is made with nourishing ingredients like coconut milk, butternut squash and chicken stock.

This recipe is autoimmune friendly — so if you have an autoimmune condition and are avoiding eggs, nuts, nightshades or other non-AIP compliant foods, this is a great soup to add to the rotation. There’s plenty of depth and flavor from the stock, thyme and ham to make this a complete meal.

If you have leftover ham from a holiday meal, this would be a great recipe to chop up and use the leftover ham. And because this chowder is complete with fat, protein and carbohydrate, it’s a well balanced meal to keep you satisfied!

Ham Chowder Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 20 minCook: 25 min

Protein: 17g / %

Carbs: 28g / %

Fat: 32g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 2 cups ham, cooked and diced
  • Cooking fat
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 small butternut squash, diced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. thyme, minced
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Fast Prep Fast Cook Cooking: Stovetop Egg-free Budget-friendly Dairy-free No Sweeteners Shellfish-free Nut-free Autoimmune-friendly

Ham Chowder preparation


  1. Melt cooking fat in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic, carrots, celery and butternut; cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Deglaze the saucepan with the chicken stock, scraping the bottom of the pan.
  4. Mix in the thyme, cooked ham, and season to taste.
  5. Pour in the coconut milk, bring to a boil, and lower heat to a simmer and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
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