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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Garden Chowder


Back in October 2010 when I was an extremely fresh newlywed who not only had the motivation to make a hot and new meal every night but to also make a different meal for our lunch (I was crazy and that was certainly short lived), I fixed up a Garden Chowder found on Taste of Home. We wound up having a second dinner that night because we LOVED it so much! Warm and flavorful with a tiny pepper kick! 

This is a recipe we took with us to Japan and even one Chris has surprised me with making on his own when I was off at work late! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup each diced potato, celery, cauliflower, carrot and broccoli
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups fat  free milk 
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions: In a Dutch Oven saute green peppers and onions in butter until tender. Add the vegetables, water, bouillon, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Combine the flour and milk until smooth; stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add parsley. Just before serving, stir in cheese until melted. Yields 2 quarts. 





2 comments:

  1. I made this the other night and it was fantastic! I added a tiny bit of savory and marjoram, but otherwise kept to the recipe and it turned out great. Next time I'm going to throw in a little bacon and more cheese. Thanks for this!! :)

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    1. Glad you loved it! Always fun for us to hear other people enjoy what we love! Adding bacon bits in on my list of things to try the next time we make it too! If you get to it before we do, let me know!

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