Priscilla's Vegetable Chowder Recipe
- 3 cups diced peeled potatoes
- 2-1/2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
- 3 cups water
- 3/4 cup butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1. In a Dutch oven, combine the potatoes, broccoli, onion, carrots, celery, bouillon and water; simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- 2. In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add to vegetable mixture with the ham; simmer 10 minutes until heated through. Stir in cheese just until melted. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
1 serving (1 cup) equals 281 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 853 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.
Reviews for Priscilla's Vegetable Chowder
"This is one of the best soups I've ever had. I omitted the ham and used vegetarian bouillon as I'm vegetarian. I'd give it a 10 star rating if it were an option."
"delicious, i don't eat ham so left it out and added extra cheese made my husband a ham sandwich to go with it. very filling."
"I'm going to make it with all of the great reviews -- but I'm wondering if it will be just as good with leftover chicken. ?? What do you cooks think?"
"Excellent flavor. I will be adding this to my meal rotation. My husband, 14 month old son and I all loved it. I used 1/2 cup each butter and flour, and it was still plenty thick for our tastes."
"This is very very good, i cut the recipe in half for the 3 of us and now i wish i didnt. Perfect for fall/winter,it is a stick to your ribs kind of soup!"
"Absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making this again! Really easy to make. Love it!"
"Simple, easy and TASTY!! Plenty of room for substitutions to meet everyone's dietary needs. Thanks for sharing!"
"I made this exactly as directed, and it was wonderful. Tastes like a good broccoli cheese plus potatoes and ham."
"I LOVED THIS SOUP! and normally I would not rave about a vegetable chowder. Made a few adjustments, left out the ham, added some garlic, but over all it was amazing!"
"I've made this twice now and my family absolutely love it! What a treat on a cold, bitter day. I'm having a bowl right now! I add some lemon pepper, dried parsley and paprika for a little color, otherwise didn't change a thing!"
"Delicious! Good even without the bread bowl. Will definitely make again!"
"My family and I really enjoyed this recipe. I followed the recipe except instead of using 3/4 cup flour and butter and used 1/2 cup of flour and butter to cut down on calories since my son told me I was chubby. I think next time I will substitute 1 1/2 cups cauliflower for the potatoes."
"Excellent taste and easy to make."
"Yum, but too thick, I reduced the flour to 1/2 cup and it turns out perfect. I also increased the pepper to 1/2 tsp and try adding two cups of diced sweet potato for addl flavor/nuitrition."
"I have been making this soup recipe for several years, my family expects it every Christmas. It is an excellent soup, good to the last drop!."
"Followed the recipe exactly thinking I would tweak it later. Didn't have to. Quite delicious and received compliments from picky eaters."
"so delish everyone loved it"
"I made this soup for a soup/chili contest at work and I won 3rd place, it was such a hit. Also we added some lobster to it minus the broccoli and we loved it. Will make it again also my husband who's not a vegetable lover loved this soup."
"Very good recipe and very flavorful. Made it almost exactly as listed (used sliced carrots instead of grated). Provided for great leftovers."
"Didn't change a thing and this was perfect. The only thing I might do when I make it AGAIN today is to maybe thin it out a tiny bit...maybe add a little chicken broth at the finish if it seems too thick. Thanks for a fab recipe!"
"Made a half recipe using equal amounts of broccoli and cauliflower. Very good and will definitely make again."
"Even without the bread bowl, this is wonderful soup."
"Made this without the ham. Yummy, entire family loved it. My son even had some for leftovers and that is something that is rare."
"This looks very good. Really like the bread bowl idea."
"I have not made this soup yet, but can tell that this will be a good recipe. I may add some herbs and also omit the ham to make it a vegetarian dish."
"Made this chowder to use up some leftover ham - it was fabulous! My husband loved the flavor & heartiness of this soup. We had a big tossed salad along with the chowder and it was a perfect meal. Thanks for a great recipe!"