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Garden Vegetable Chowder

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


6-8 servings (2 quarts)

This creamy blend is chock-full of savory ingredients straight from the garden. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon


  • 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 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • Kristen
    Apr 6, 2019

    So delicious!!

  • LeslieH
    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
    Dec 2, 2015

    Very good!

  • Cactusflower456
    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
    Apr 2, 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
    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
    Feb 19, 2013

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

  • rvkreu07
    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
    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
    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.