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Golden Potato Chowder with Ham & Mushrooms

Don’t Underestimate Spuds: Potatoes have been treated unfairly over the years, but the redskins in this recipe provide about half of this recipe’s vitamin C and potassium – you’ll meet nearly 30% and 33% of your DV of the two nutrients, respectively, in 1 hearty serving. While the well-known immunity vitamin is also necessary for the formation of collagen and the healing of wounds, the mineral potassium may help lower blood pressure.

Golden Potato Chowder with Ham & Mushrooms

Golden Potato Chowder with Ham & Mushrooms

Golden Potato Chowder with Ham & Mushrooms

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By: Clean Eating
Posted in: Recipes
4 servings
Prep Time
10 min.
Cook Time
20 min.


  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 
½-inch-thick slices
  • 8 oz. white mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb spaghetti squash, skin and seeds removed, flesh cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 lb redskin potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tsp. dried sage
  • 6 oz nitrate- and nitrite-free, reduced-sodium, low-fat ham, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 oz. cream cheese


Here are your instructions:

  1. In a large pot on medium, heat oil. Add onion, carrots and mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir in broth, squash, potatoes and sage. 
Bring soup to a boil on high, then reduce 
heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. 
Stir in ham and heat through.

  3. In a small pot on low, add milk and cream cheese. Cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute or until mixture is smooth. Ladle 1 cup soup into milk mixture and whisk. 
Pour milk mixture back into stockpot and stir 
to combine.

Recipe Notes

Golden Potato Chowder with Ham & Mushrooms

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Credit: Clean Eating


per serving (2 cups): Calories: 277, Total Fat: 7 g, Sat. Fat: 2.5 g, Monoun-
saturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 38 g, 
Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 6g, Protein: 19 g, Sodium: 520 mg, Cholesterol: 34 mg