Serving Suggestion

SPAM® Potato Chowder

Call someone a “chowderhead” and it means something bad like “bonehead,” “nincompoop” or “numskull.” But calling someone a “potato chowderhead” means something good—a person who enjoys hearty, satisfying potato chowder made with cubed SPAM® Classic.


  • 1 (340g) can SPAM® Classic, diced
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 320mL can condensed chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 pound (or about 3 medium) potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup water


  1. In medium saucepan, sauté onion and celery in butter until tender.
  2. Add SPAM® Classic and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes.
  3. Add broth, water, potatoes, caraway seeds, and pepper to saucepan.
  4. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  5. Stir in half-and-half and parsley; heat to serve.

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