Queso-Broccoli Potato Chowder

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Jan Gautro

Yield: Makes 12 cups
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

More From Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands On: 40 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 poblano peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 (20-oz.) package refrigerated Southwestern-style hash brown potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 (14-oz.) cans low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded asadero cheese*
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (12-oz.) package fresh broccoli florets
  • Sautéed chopped ham

Preparation

  1. 1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add bell pepper and next 3 ingredients, and sauté 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add potatoes and cumin, and sauté 5 minutes or until browned and tender. Gradually stir in broth, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes.
  2. 2. Whisk together flour and next 2 ingredients. Stir into potato mixture, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low.
  3. 3. Add cheeses, and cook, stirring constantly, until cheeses melt and mixture is thoroughly heated.
  4. 4. Place broccoli in a 1-qt. microwave-safe glass bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; fold back a small edge to allow steam to escape. Microwave at HIGH 3 to 4 1/2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender, stirring after 2 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Stir hot broccoli into chowder. Top each serving with sauteed chopped ham.
  5. *Monterey Jack cheese may be substituted.
  6. Note: We tested with Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Hash Browns.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Queso-Broccoli Potato Chowder Recipe at a Glance
advertisement

More Recipes Like This

  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy