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Priscilla's Vegetable Chowder Recipe

Priscilla's Vegetable Chowder Recipe

This is the perfect soup to warm up with on a cold fall or winter day. Serve it in a bread bowl to make it extra special. —Rhodes Bake-N-Serv, Jenna Jackson, Salt Lake City, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 281 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 853mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

Reviews for Priscilla's Vegetable Chowder

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911granny User ID: 3396985 255491
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"I really don't have the right to rate this recipe as it is written. As I was looking at the recipe I decided to use 1 can of chicken broth and 1/2 c. water for the veges. Then when I was stirring in the roux I added 1 Tablespoon of chicken seasoning, a couple of dashes of garlic powder and a dash of ground red pepper and did not use any ham. My husband and I loved it. So thank you for the base of this soup."

bmlink627 User ID: 6613671 254985
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"This was WONDERFUL! Easy to make and tastes great! This is a kitchen keeper for sure! YUM"

schamberlain User ID: 8299832 249505
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2016

"Love this soup! I dont add the ham, it's great without it. And i used 4 cups chicken broth and a half cup each butter and flour, i find it thick with that. Thank you for sharing this recipe"

audrey427 User ID: 305372 243880
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

"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."

joodiUK User ID: 6042332 243001
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"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."

Bfozardcook User ID: 8030139 242512
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"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?"

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 241958
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"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."

suefetzer User ID: 7423417 238371
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"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!"

adamscook User ID: 7795459 237875
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making this again! Really easy to make. Love it!"

DRSchmitgall User ID: 2724529 237626
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Simple, easy and TASTY!! Plenty of room for substitutions to meet everyone's dietary needs. Thanks for sharing!"

KatyH3 User ID: 7354323 234919
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"I made this exactly as directed, and it was wonderful. Tastes like a good broccoli cheese plus potatoes and ham."

ejt325 User ID: 4790999 233635
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"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!"

SSivertsen User ID: 7435806 50005
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"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!"

mrsohcook User ID: 7093830 79628
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"Delicious! Good even without the bread bowl. Will definitely make again!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 5326454 21277
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"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."

LeslieH User ID: 191346 51154
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"Excellent taste and easy to make."

sjsFLORIDA User ID: 7199720 50004
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"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."

Rouch User ID: 676502 53821
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"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!."

jagpitt17 User ID: 3041580 16701
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"Followed the recipe exactly thinking I would tweak it later. Didn't have to. Quite delicious and received compliments from picky eaters."

sjeffcoat56 User ID: 7446635 45110
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"Most excellent."

mrtibbs User ID: 5536977 23351
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"so delish everyone loved it"

gidgetgirl65 User ID: 6061943 21785
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"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."

deets17 User ID: 6496035 53737
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Very good recipe and very flavorful. Made it almost exactly as listed (used sliced carrots instead of grated). Provided for great leftovers."

lizzitish User ID: 1974656 79625
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"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!"

greggm59 User ID: 3206221 21932
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"Made a half recipe using equal amounts of broccoli and cauliflower. Very good and will definitely make again."

Carollizc User ID: 2124672 25993
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Even without the bread bowl, this is wonderful soup."

ina228 User ID: 2600381 51153
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"Made this without the ham. Yummy, entire family loved it. My son even had some for leftovers and that is something that is rare."

Now That's Good Eatin' User ID: 5599024 53736
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"This looks very good. Really like the bread bowl idea."

sadie7 User ID: 1483812 53603
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"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."

joniotto User ID: 1827180 53601
Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"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!"

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