mrs. murphy's * cheesy chowder

This recipe is a slightly altered from one in the low-carb menu plan I follow (and it even has potatoes in it--go figure!). I made it a few weeks ago and YUM. So good. The only thing I'm changing for next time is doubling the recipe because my girls couldn't get enough of it, so I barely got a single portion! So, here you go! If you live near me, I imagine you could use something to warm you up right about now, and this recipe is easy and delicious!
Cheesy Chowder
(Serves 4)
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 14.5 oz can low sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cooked
2/3 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups low fat Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup turkey ham, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
In a large saucepan, melt the butter; add onion and garlic; saute until onion is translucent. Combine 1 tablespoon of the chicken broth and the flour and stir into a think paste; set aside. Add the remaining broth and the potatoes to the onion mixture in the saucepan; bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for five minutes; add flour/broth mixture and cook for an additional five minutes, stirring frequently. Add milk and salt and pepper to taste; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until mixture thickens. Gradually stir in cheese; reduce heat to low; stir until cheese melts; add ham and heat through.
*Does anyone know that song? "Mrs. Murphy's Chowder"? Mr. B does...and a bunch of kids to whom I used to teach music, who aren't really kids any more...


  1. Mmmmm! I'm gonna try this! :)

  2. Maybe a TRIPLE recipe?  It sure does sound good.  (Merely a suggestion!)

    And I have seen that song in music books with the whole first line as the title: "Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder." There have been many recordings of it, including Bing Crosby. (Whoo? I hear ya saying.)