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Garden Vegetable Chowder Recipe

Garden Vegetable Chowder Recipe

"This creamy blend is chock-full of savory ingredients straight from the garden," reports Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup each diced potato, celery, cauliflower, carrot and broccoli
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Add the vegetables, water, bouillon, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Combine flour and milk until smooth; stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add parsley. Just before serving, stir in cheese until melted. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 308 calories, 20 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 1,083 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Reviews for Garden Vegetable Chowder

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"Very good!"

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"This soup is so delicious...only thing I did different for me is I roasted the broccoli and the cauliflower in the oven on a cookie sheet for about half an hour while the rest of the soup was cooking. Also added a little minced garlic to the sauteing veggies. Will make this again and again. Also served the cheese on the really doesn't need it ..."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013 Edited Oct. 12, 2013

"First time I made this exactly like the recipe - found it bland. Second time I added Cajun seasoning & hot sauce, much better."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"Very good. I used less cheese though and very sadly did not have any broccoli. But it still was wonderful. I also added some Italian sausage to the hubby's bowl and he loved this."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"I used 2 cups of cheese rather than 3. Delicious!"

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"Just made this last night. It was good, but I can't say it was the best...I'd add cheese gradually to see how much you want. I added it all at once and thought it was way too cheesy (and I adore cheese!)

I also added chicken since I had it thawed out. It was yummy, just less cheese for me!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"Yum this is really good chowder. I used fat free milk and 2% cheese. The rest I left exactly the same. It turned out perfect, nice thick and creamy. Good amount of cheese. Even my 4 year old son scarfed down 2 bowls."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"We loved this! Our 18 month old finished her bowl and asked for more two times! With all the veggies, I was happy to give it to her."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"It is the BEST chowder recipe I have ever had. We eat it a lot every winter season."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times now and OMG!!!! The best soup ever! Thick and chocked full of flavor. Serve it up with some crackers and your belly will be pleased!"

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"Substituted the whole milk for non-fat. Did not make a difference in the creamy."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"Made this after dinner tonight for our lunches tomorrow. It has been our second supper! We LOVE it!"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"Me and my group, for school made this.

It was the best in the class!
It has a great taste, and even my picky little brother, and my dad LOVED it. (:
Although all the veggys and no meat, they thought would be a negative point. It wasn't, at all! It was that GOOD. And simple."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"I make this chowder very often; it is one of my favorites!"

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"An excellent recipe. I have to cook low sodium and this chowder has enough flavor to still be delicious. The sprinkle of cheese is perfect."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"This recipe turns out perfect every time! It's great for a cool evening and great for cleaning out your vegetable drawer in the fridge."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2008

"This soup is excellent. I made it tonight and it turned out perfect and so tasty. A wonderful comfort food. Didn't have broccoli but used 2 kinds of cauliflower, didn't miss the broccoli"

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