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Garden Chowder Recipe

My family loves to eat, so I'm encouraged to spend lots of time in the kitchen! Featuring garden-fresh produce, this chowder quickly disappears both at home and at potlucks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup thinly sliced zucchini
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter for 5 minutes. Add flour, salt and pepper; stir to form a smooth paste. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add tomato, broccoli, carrots, corn and zucchini; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add cream and cheese; heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 261 calories, 17 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 709 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.