Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Vegetable Chowder

I'm trying my best to use up all of the leftovers in my fridge.  A couple potatoes, half of an onion, some green beans, and some other veggies from Thanksgiving have made the components to this soup.
I literally made this soup off the top of my head.  It was very easy and can be thrown together in no time!  Yesterday I made a turkey soup and today it's a vegetable soup...I'm really hoping my family doesn't mind soup again!  I love soup and could have it every day, especially in the winter!  Just throw some bread in the oven and dinner is good to go.  I'm sure there's a ton of vegetable chowder soup recipes floating around out there, but this is my version...enjoy!  It was VERY tasty :)

Vegetable Chowder 
INGREDIENTS: {serves 5}

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 large russet potatoes, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 4-5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

  In a large pot, heat the butter to medium-low.  Add the onion, potato, carrot, and celery to the pot and stir; season with salt and pepper.  Let saute for about 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are becoming tender.  Add the flour, stir vegetables to coat and let cook about 1 minute.  Pour in the chicken stock and add the broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans {you want the chicken stock to come just to the top of the vegetables, so add more if it's not enough}.  Bring to a boil, then simmer about 10-15 minutes on low heat, until vegetables are nice and tender.  Add the thawed corn, the milk, and thyme.  Let simmer another few minutes on low heat then add the cheese.  Stir and season again with salt and pepper to taste.

First...saute the potatoes, onion, carrot, and celery in butter
 {don't forget to salt & pepper the veggies}

Next...stir in the flour 

Add...chicken stock and broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans

Last...the thyme, milk, and cheese {don't forget to taste for seasoning}


  1. I've never made a veggie chowder, but your looks so thick and delicious! Perfect on this arctic day!

  2. It is a nice thick soup :) My family (even 3 little kiddos) really enjoyed it!
    Is it cold where you live?



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