Keto Ham “Potato” Poblano Chowder

Keto Ham “Potato” Poblano Chowder

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A low carb spin on a traditional ham and potato soup

This keto ham soup was inspired by the Clifty Farms country ham seasoning pieces. I love to make a hearty soup that satisfies. I also really like a soup packed full of flavor. This keto-friendly recipe for ham poblano chowder is my spin on a traditional ham and potato soup.

The country ham seasoning pieces along with the roasted poblano chilis gave this keto chowder all of its unique flavor profile. I used zero seasonings in this recipe, and this chowder was packed FULL of flavor.

The “potato” substitute

Since potatoes are not keto compliant, I have really fallen in love with daikon radishes as their replacement.

If you have never had a Daikon Radish before, let me start out by telling you that they are much milder then a “traditional” radish. When cooked with anything flavorful these radishes absorb the flavors and become so unbelievably amazing. I even love that given the overall size and shape of the daikon, when cut up correctly it even looks like a diced potato.

For comparison sakes:

1 cup of raw uncooked daikon radish has 5 grams of total carbs – 2 grams of fiber = which equals 3 grams of net carbs. 1 cup of raw diced potatoes contains 26 grams of carbs – 3 grams of fiber = which equals 23 grams of net carbs.

For this creamy mock potato and ham chowder you will need:
  • Clifty Farms Country Ham Seasoning Chunks
  • Daikon Radish
  • Celery
  • Scallion
  • Onion
  • Chicken Broth or Lono Life Chicken Broth Packets
  • Butter
  • Almond Flour
  • Cream Cheese
  • Gelatin (optional)

Dutch Oven — Creamy ham and poblano chowder

I prepared this keto creamy ham soup in my dutch oven. This was the perfect opportunity to slowly cook the vegetables and allow all the flavors to develop.

I sincerely love dutch oven cooking as a mom. If my daughter and I are going to be home for the afternoon I will always reach for my dutch oven to make dinner. The one-pot stovetop to the oven is the most convenient way for me to cook.

Not to mention I do not have to worry about having a large pot on the stove with my daughter running around.

I also am a huge advocate of the dutch oven difference. Everything seems to always taste better.

If you are in the market for a new dutch oven. This lodge is a great budget-friendly option.

I had a lot of fun working with Clifty Farms Country Ham for a blogging recipe contest. If you are looking for more ways to use country ham I hope you will check out my other entries.

Yield: 6

Creamy Ham "Potato" Poblano Chowder

A hearty keto-friendly faux-tato chowder filled with delicious ham and bold flavors.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 pound of Clifty Farms Country Ham Seasoning Meat 
  • 1 large daikon radish 
  • 1 stock of celery 
  • 1/2 scallion (diced)
  • 1/2 onion (chopped or finely diced)
  • 2 Packets of Lono Life Keto Chicken Broth 
  • 8 cups of water 
  • 1/4 cup of butter 
  • 1/4 cup almond flour 
  • 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • Green Onions for Garnish 
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Optional: Cheddar Cheese for Garnish 
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp of Gelatin (see notes)


This recipe cooks and prepares easily as long as you do this prep work ahead of time.

Poblanos Chilis

The poblano chilis need to be roasted before they can be added to the soup. You can do this a variety of ways. poblano chilis before going in the air fryer

I have found it is easiest to roast the chilis in my air fryer at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, I then flip the peppers and cook for an additional 10 minutes. air fryer roasted poblano chilis

Wrap the peppers in foil and allow them to cool. sweating roasted poblanos to remove skin

Once the poblanos are cool enough to touch peel the roasted skin off, remove the seeds, and discard the stems. roasted poblano de-seeding and peeling

Creamy Ham "Potato" Poblano Chowder

  1. For Dutch oven, preparation preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Begin by chopping up the daikon, onion, celery, and scallions. diced onion celery and scallion for ham "potato" chowder
  3. Chop the Country Ham Seasoning pieces into small bite-size chunks clifty farms country ham seasoning pieces
  4. Heat a large pot or dutch oven on medium-low/medium heat. Once the pot is warm but not hot add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the onion, scallion, and celery to the warm oil.
  5. Sautee the onion, scallion, and celery until they become fragrant translucent and soft. sauteed veggies for chowder
  6. Remove the sauteed veggies from the pot.
  7. Add the 1/4 cup of butter to the warm pot. butter for roux for ham chowder
  8. Once the butter has melted completely add the 1/4 cup of almond flour to make a roux. almond flour and butter keto roux for ham chowder
  9. As soon as the roux starts to brown add the 8 cups of water and Lono Life chicken broth packets. You can also use 8 cups of Chicken Broth instead. roux and broth for keto "potato" ham chowder
  10. Add the sauteed veggies back into the broth, along with the daikon radish, ham, and chopped roasted poblano chilis. creamy ham potato chowder with poblano peppers
  11. Stir the chowder together. dutch oven keto "potato" poblano chowder
  12. Place your Dutch Oven in the oven and cook for at least 2 hours, or until the daikon radishes have softened.
  13. Remove the soup from the oven, and add in the softened cream cheese in 1/4 increments. Stir the soup until each small amount of cream cheese incorporates well.
  14. If you need to heat the chowder up slightly to melt the cream cheese, do so on low heat.
  15. Serve right away with a garnish of chopped green onions.


For the stovetop:

Keep the pot on medium-low/ low depending on your burner. Check on the soup periodically and make sure that it is not boiling.

Add the cream cheese as directed above.

If you want to thicken the chowder further you can add gelatin. Bloom the 1/2 tsp of gelatin in 1 tbsp of cold water first. Once the gelatin has bloomed add at least 1/2 cup of the hot broth and mix the two together well. Add the gelatin broth mixture back into the chowder. The chowder should start to thicken within 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Trans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gProtein: 26g offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from multiple online calculators. Although all attempts to provide accurate nutritional information have been made, these figures are only estimates as products and ingredients macros vary.

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