Garden Vegetable Chowder Recipe
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Garden Vegetable Chowder Recipe

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"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.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 308 calories, 20g fat (14g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1083mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.


  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).
Originally published as Garden Chowder in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p53

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LeslieH User ID: 191346 257139
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2016

"A make again recipe. I did not have broccoli so doubled up the cauliflower. Also used a low fat milk and less cheese to make it a little less fatty. Perfect for a cold night."

zegunism User ID: 3308364 238607
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"Very good!"

Cactusflower456 User ID: 7458873 52992
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 ..."

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 46609
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."

Mrs. NicoleM User ID: 5325680 47335
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."

kafaughn User ID: 3552105 23842
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

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

rvkreu07 User ID: 5418178 47332
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!"

blhenn User ID: 5747906 52954
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."

BreezeMom User ID: 3173788 49313
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."

Dougetta User ID: 399549 28433
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

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

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