Potato, Ham, and Cheddar Chowder

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Mr. Dell's Southern Style
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup onion (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cored, seeded, & diced)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • Salt & freshly ground white pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook Mr. Dell's Potatoes in water (enough to cover) until tender.
  2. Reserve 1 cup cooking liquid and discard remainder.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in large pan.
  4. Add onion and bell pepper and saute until tender over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour.
  5. Add cheese, half-and-half, and ham, stirring constantly.
  6. Stir in Mr. Dell's potatoes. Heat only until cheese nearly melts and chowder is hot, adding reserved cup of liquid as you heat. DO NOT BOIL.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve immediately.