Use your holiday leftovers to make this slow cooker potato and ham chowder


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After the holidays, your fridge is probably filled to the brim with leftovers. But instead of eating the same thing for the next few days, you can turn your leftovers into a whole new tasty meal. Case in point: This slow cooker potato and leftover holiday ham chowder.

The chowder combines leftover ham and potatoes with frozen veggies and ready-to-eat items (like bacon bits!) to make the recipe even more simple. Toss it all together in the slow cooker and let it simmer throughout the day while you go about your business. It couldn’t get any easier. That is, unless you use Walmart+ to order any ingredients you might not have on hand.

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Tools to use


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, mix frozen chopped onion, frozen sliced carrots, olive oil, minced garlic and thyme. Microwave on high for 90 seconds.

  2. Peel and dice potatoes.

  3. Transfer onion and carrot mixture to slow cooker and add potatoes, chicken broth, salt and pepper.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 5–6 hours.

  5. Once time is up, transfer soup to a blender and puree until smooth.

  6. Transfer soup back to the slow cooker and add in leftover ham.

  7. Stir in corn and half and half.

  8. Transfer to bowls and top with grated cheddar cheese, bacon bits and green onion — and enjoy!

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