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Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

Make ahead and store in serving-size potions using Ziploc® Twist 'n Loc containers.—Taste of Home Cooking School
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1/2 cup each finely chopped carrot, celery and onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Additional shredded sharp cheddar cheese, optional


  • In a Dutch oven, saute the carrot, celery, onion and red pepper in 4 tablespoons butter until vegetables are tender. Stir in the broth, broccoli, potato, Worcestershire and cayenne; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until broccoli and potato are tender.
  • Meanwhile in a large saucepan, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add cheese; stir just until cheese is melted.
  • Slowly stir cheese sauce into vegetable mixture. Garnish with additional cheese if desired.

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  • butlermary75
    Jan 30, 2021

    This is a great recipe. It's quick, easy & hearty. Just the thing for cold weather but I think it could also be eaten chilled. Great with warm crusty French bread.

  • pattiejean
    Jan 11, 2019

    I love this recipe! It comes together so quickly and easily, and everyone loves it. I often use a variety of cheeses in the cheese sauce, and frozen broccoli florets for added ease of preparation. A real winner!

  • kblackbird
    Jan 25, 2014

    I used a bag of frozen broccoli florets, a can of sliced carrots, added at the end, and a can of condensed cream of broccoli soup since we prefer a thicker soup. It was excellent.

  • lydiawoz
    May 2, 2013

    I made this soup with a California blend vegetable mix (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots). It was delicious and I will definitely make this again.

  • kafaughn
    Mar 29, 2013

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  • Kristi217
    Jan 8, 2013

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  • ArianeDawn
    Jun 16, 2012

    this soup is delicious! I made the full recipe and ate it all my self over several lunches and dinners! Got a little kick to it and I think I would cut the cayenne in 1/2 or more if serving to my children. Easy too! Kind of tastes like cream of cheese and broccoli soup, but its nice with the extra vegetables!

  • sirsingsalot
    Jan 23, 2012

    I would like to see the nutritional info for this before making. Does anyone have it? TOH?

  • hnrichey
    Dec 15, 2011

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  • bluemoon46
    Oct 9, 2010

    This was great! Not to difficult and tasted wonderful!