Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tasty Tuesday (On A Wednesday): Cheesy Veggie Chowder

This soup tasted exactly how I thought it would. It was smooth and creamy and had just the right amount of heartiness to it. Tom even thought it was cream of broccoli (his favorite) at first. I made this on a day when it was about 60° F so it made for the perfect comfort food dinner (and leftovers too). Add a side of fresh wheat bread and you've got a great meal!

2 T. butter (I used cooking spray to sauté the veggies instead)
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 c. finely chopped carrot (I used purchased shredded carrot only because I had some leftover from making spring rolls earlier in the week)
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 T. minced garlic
4 c. chicken broth
2 large baking potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 T. flour
1/2 c. water
2/3 c. milk
2 c. chopped broccoli
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste

Melt the butter in a large soup pot. Add onions, carrots, and celery and sauté over medium heat until tender. Add garlic and cook 1-2 additional minutes. Add chicken broth and potatoes, bring to a boil, and cook until potatoes are tender. Mix flour with water, add to pot, and simmer until soup is slightly thickened. Add milk and broccoli and cook until broccoli is just tender and soup is heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in cheese, allow to melt, and serve.
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  1. awh girl~soup is my favorite food~I could eat it every day 7 day a week. Thanks for the recipe, it looks so good!!!

  2. I am going to have to try this!
    The only soup my children will eat is the Broccoli Cheddar at Panera.
    So if I could make something similar at home, that would be great! :)

  3. mmmm....this looks and sounds delish. I'll have to try this.

  4. Sounds totally fab. I love a good soup!

  5. This looks delicious! Love Penny

  6. Yum, I would want to give that a try.

  7. Oh, yum! This sounds absolutely fabulous. I'm not a big fan of most soups, but I'd definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing!


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