2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
3 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 package (20 oz) refrigerated diced potatoes with onions
1 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel sweet corn
1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham (8 oz)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Additional chopped fresh thyme leaves, if desired
In 3- to 4-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until garlic is fragrant.
Add chicken broth, potatoes, frozen corn, ham, 1 tablespoon thyme, the salt and pepper. Heat to boiling; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat. With potato masher, carefully mash potatoes to thicken chowder.
Stir in whipping cream; heat 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with additional thyme leaves.