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Green Bean and Ham Chowder

Categories: Comfort Foods, Kid-friendly, Quick to fix
Type: Soups and Stews

This green bean and ham chowder is so hearty and full of flavor, the whole family will elect it in a landslide!

Serves: Serves: 4 (1 1/2 cups)


  • 3 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 full cup (6 ounces) diced Dubuque 97% fat-free ham or any extra-lean ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup (5 ounces) diced raw potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (1 10 3/4-ounce) can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

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  1. In a large saucepan, combine green beans, ham, onion, potatoes, and water. Bring mixture to a boil.
  2. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in mushroom soup, skim milk, Cheddar cheese, and black pepper.
  4. Continue simmering for 5 minutes or until mixture is heated through and cheese has melted, stirring often.
  • Thaw green beans by placing in a colander and rinsing under hot water for one minute.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY WITH THE KIDS IN MIND by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 1998 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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