I finally have time to start blogging again! I have been so busy/tired but I have a lot of great recipes to share. I’ll start with the cheesy vegetable chowder recipe. After making the healthy broccoli and cheese soup recipe I was hooked. I thought adding potatoes would make that recipe more filling. When I came across the cheesy recipe chowder recipe I knew it would be good. I’m realizing in general that soup recipes are more time consuming but if you have the time this recipe is worth it! It makes a lot, it’s nutritious and it will be perfect for the winter!
Cheesy Vegetable Chowder:
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped carrot
1 stalk celery, finely chopped (feel free to add more celery if you like celery; I don’t, so I don’t add much)
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
4 cups chicken broth (I usually use a mixture of low-sodium chicken broth and broth made with chicken soup base because it gives it such nice flavor)
2 large baking potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 Tablespoon flour
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup milk
2 cups chopped broccoli
2 heaping cups shredded cheddar cheese
Melt the butter in a large soup pot. Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute over medium heat until tender. Add garlic and cook 1 or 2 additional minutes. Add chicken broth and potatoes, bring to a boil, and cook until potatoes are tender. Mix flour with water, add, and simmer until soup is slightly thickened. Add milk and broccoli and cook until broccoli is just tender and soup is heated through. Stir in cheese, allow to melt, and serve.