Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

  • Kgplough Posted: 11/23/08
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    This is my favorite chowder by far. We meet at least once a month in the cooler months and this is the soup I always serve. I will add some bacon sometimes to give it a little more flavor but it is delicious by iteself. Good for all ages and you will make it again and again.

  • Ahndraya Posted: 12/25/09
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    Just made this tonight for Christmas Eve...I am a vegetarian and changed the recipe around a little bit, but boy oh boy was it delicious! Everyone loved it even without meat in it! I did have to make a slurry to thicken it (cornstarch + water) because it just wasnt getting the right consistency I wanted, but honestly- delicious soup! **also added a can of ortega green chilies...highly recommended!

  • achilli Posted: 01/05/12
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    I'm giving it 4 stars because I felt like it needed something. I can't place my finger on it though. I will say that I thought 8 stalks of celery was a lot and that there didn't seem to be enough potato. It also seemed a little bland. I had to add a dash of salt. I always like to make new recipes exactly as written the first time, especially if I'm going to be writing a review. It's only fair. Otherwise, it was VERY filling and yummy, perfect for a cold, winter night. Maybe next time I'll try adding some garlic and herbs in addition to cutting back on the celery just a tad and adding another potato or two. It's an easy recipe to play around with. My only other gripe is that the prep and cook times were a little off. Overall it took me a little over an hour to get everything together. I takes longer than 15 minutes to wash, peel and cut all those veggies. Well, it does for me anyway. I'm going to share this one with my recipe club!

  • Gidget12 Posted: 10/03/12
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    I have made this recipe from Southern Living probably since the 80's when I found it in one of my annual Southern Living cookbooks. I do add a few extra things like a can of drained green chilis, a half can of beer, a tub of the Knorr chicken gel stock and adjust seasonings to your taste. I also used 2 per cent evap. milk and enough regular milk to equal the 2 cups. It is perfect and one of our favorites since forever!!

  • MelbourneMomma Posted: 10/30/12
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    Great recipe!! I did however make quite a few changes which I feel gave it the umph it was lacking. I upped the stock to almost 8 cups. First I sauteed onions for about 5 mins, then added a little less celery (5), carrots and 2 sliced parsnips (must do!) and a cup of fresh chopped green beans. Sauteed those for a few minutes added 2 cloves of chopped garlic to it, added potatoes & corn and a teaspoon or more of fresh thyme. THEN added the chicken stock. Continued with the rest of the recipe except I added some fresh grated nutmeg to the milk/cheese mix and used all white cheddar cheese. Added the milk mixture to the soup and stirred in a cup of frozen peas. Now THATS a veggie chowder :)

  • Sandra0407 Posted: 10/22/13
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    This is my family's favorite chowder! I've made this recipe for years with a few minor changes. I add a little more potato and a good bit less celery (I only use about 3 ribs) than the recipe calls for. I also use canned corn instead of the frozen - the frozen corn in the chowder was always waxy, but when I substituted the canned, it was perfect. Delicious flavors and perfect for a chilly fall or winter night!


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