Corn Chowder with Ham and Potatoes



*Ingredients

°1 1/2 lbs.
Blushing Belle Baby Potatoes, diced

°1 small
Onion, diced

°2
Carrots, peeled and diced

°2 branches
Celery, diced

°2 cloves
Garlic, minced

°1 C. tea
dried thyme

°8oz
Ham, diced

°1 (15 oz) can
Corn, undrained

°1 (32oz) can
Chicken broth

°2 cups
Milk

°1-2 cups
Instant mashed potato flakes

+To taste
Salt and pepper

* Preperation 

 Step 1 of 7
 Dice the baby potatoes, onion, carrots and celery.
 Step 2 of 7
Place the diced vegetables in the slow cooker along with the minced garlic, diced ham, dried thyme, corn and chicken broth.
 Step 3 of 7
Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
 Step 4 of 7
Pour 2 c milk.
 Step 5 of 7
Depending on the desired consistency, add 1 to 2 cups of instant mashed potato flakes. Start with 1 cup, stir, cover and let stand 5 minutes. If not thick enough, slowly add more flakes. Do not exceed 2 cups.
 Step 6 of 7
Let the chowder cook for another 20 minutes at low temperature. Season it with the desired amount of salt and pepper.
 Step 7 of 7
Top each serving with shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled cooked bacon and sliced ​​green onions.

Enjoy !