Broccoli and Carrot Chowder Recipe
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Broccoli and Carrot Chowder Recipe

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“My family loves this tasty, satisfying soup made from a recipe that I developed myself,“ says field editor Esther Shank of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups fresh small broccoli florets
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 4 cups fat-free milk, divided
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cubed reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta)

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 233 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 838mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add 3 cups milk, bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese just until melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Chowder in Taste of Home February/March 2006, p15

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"Fabulous. I have paid money for broccoli chowders at restaurants that didn't taste this good. I don't use much chicken bouillon so I might substiture some chicken broth if I don't have bouillon."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"I just made this tonight. It's very good. But I added lots of pepper, some red pepper flakes, garlic, and onion powder. It just needed spices. But, it's very very good."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"This was excellent chowder! Easy to make, hearty and satisfying, and packed with vegetables! I loved it! Big serving sizes, too. It made a lot! I think it would also be excellent with some corn in it, and if you wanted meat, some chicken breast would go very well in it. Yummy!"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"it was got kind of bland after a while though..needs something else to season it with to make it better"

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"My kids and husband cannot get enough of this wonderful soup. Make it again? that was 12 times of making it ago....."

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