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Macaroni and Cheese Chowder

Makes: 4  servings Prep 10 mins Cook 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon  butter or margarine
  • 1/4 pound  smoked ham, diced
  • 1 cup  chopped onions
  • 1 12 ounce package frozen macaroni and cheese
  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 14 1/2ounce can creamed-style corn
  • 1 cup  milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound  boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • Fresh chives, for garnish
  • Crusty bread (optional)

Directions

1. Heat butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add ham and onions; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened and ham is lightly browned.

2. Meanwhile, microwave the frozen macaroni and cheese according to package directions.

3. Add macaroni and cheese, broth, corn, milk, salt, and pepper to the onions; bring to a boil. Stir in chicken; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 3 to 4 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Garnish with chives. Serve with crusty bread, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)385,
  • Fat, total(g)15,
  • chol.(mg)74,
  • sat. fat(g)7,
  • carb.(g)38,
  • fiber(g)3,
  • pro.(g)28,
  • sodium(mg)1756,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet