Kitchen Witchery - Comforting Chowder

A creamy, comforting and tasty ham, potato, & corn chowder that is pure bliss in a bowl! This recipe makes a lot - so you can freeze for a later time or share with friends and family!

If you wish to make it vegetarian friendly, just omit the ham, bacon, and use dairy free milk.


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, diced - protection & banishing

  • 5 carrots, diced - see things more clearly, fertility

  • 4 stalks celery, diced - lust, cleansing, psychic powers & concentration

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped - can be used to suck up negative energy

  • 2 teaspoon thyme, chopped - protection, courage and strength

  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped - protection, purification, lust, fertility

  • 2 teaspoons chives, chopped - protection, divinatition, banishing hexes, love, warding negativity and disease

  • 1/2 cup flour (or a gluten free version - Pamela’s is a great option)

  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth

  • 4 cups milk - you can use almond if you prefer dairy free milk

  • 8 white or red potatoes, diced small and optionally peeled - it is said the first voodoo dolls were carved from potatoes. Can be used in poppet magick/image-magick

  • 10 -16 ounces ham, diced - magickal association with ‘ham’ dramatic energy, theatrical flare. Symbolism of Pig, good luck, abundance, determination and fertility.

  • 2 cups frozen corn - growth, new beginnings

  • Salt (protection) and pepper (banish negative energies, promotes courage) to taste

Optional: Bacon & Cheese to top off bowl


  • Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the onions, carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 10-12 minutes.

  • Mix in the garlic, thyme, parsley, chives and flour and cook until the flour is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

  • Slowly stir in the broth, deglazing the pan as you go, add the milk and potatoes, cook for about 5 minutes - then add the diced ham and corn & season with salt and pepper. Stir.

  • Remove from pot and add it all to a crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.


Serve with bacon bits and cheese on the top.

You can also replace the potatoes with cauliflower.


Thank you for this! I am always looking for comfort food and something that I can put in the crock pot! It sounds yummy and looks delicious!


Wow. That sounds good! Thanks for sharing!


This chowder looks and sounds delicious!
Thank you soooo much for sharing - I’ll definitely be making this soon! :heart_eyes:


Yum, yum, yum- this looks delicious! :drooling_face: It is definitely turning into chowder time around here with dark, rainy, and cold days. I made a potato chowder the other day and it was alright but reading this recipe I now realized what my chowder was missing- bacon on top! :bacon::laughing:

I’ll have to give this version a try- thanks for sharing, @SilverBear! :sparkling_heart: