1 pkg (5-oz) scalloped potatoes with sauce mix
1 cup lean ham, cubed
4 tsp chicken-flavored bouillon powder
4 cups water
1 cup chopped celery
1 small carrot, diced
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cups low fat cream
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
shredded cheddar cheese for garnish, if desired
chopped green onion for garnish, if desired
In a 4-quart slow cooker, combine the potatoes with the powdered sauce mix, ham, bouillon, water, celery, carrot, onion, salt and pepper; stir to blend well.
Place lid on cooker and cook chowder on low for 7 hours.
In a small bowl, mix the cream into the flour blending until smooth. Slowly stir the mixture into the chowder, stirring constantly. until smooth. Replace lid and continue cooking for 45 minutes to one hour or until thickened, stirring several times.