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Veggie Chowder Recipe

Veggie Chowder Recipe

Packed with potatoes, carrots and corn, this soup is a great healthy dinner choice. It's not too heavy, so it also makes a nice light partner for a sandwich. —Vicki Kerr, Portland, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:7 servings


  • 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (12 ounces) fat-free evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons bacon bits


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine potatoes, broth, carrots and onion; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Add corn, milk, cheese, mushrooms and pepper; cook and stir 4-6 minutes longer or until heated through. Sprinkle with bacon bits. Yield: 7 servings (1-3/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 191 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 505mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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jkcoach98 User ID: 6551173 267728
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2017

"This is a good, easy to make chowder. You can use any veggies in place of the potatoes and carrots. Always good with any veggies. Nice chowder to make for a weeknight dish."

bshmn User ID: 4348646 261607
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"It was ok, too sweet for my taste, there are better potato soup recipes."

OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 247428
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"Such a good recipe to adjust as needed. I added last nights left over shrimp soup and more red pepper flakes. Also added a bit of macaroni (love the stuff). Also cut up some bacon and browned that in bottom of sauce pan and went on from there. Very tasty... will use this again!"

Leihoku User ID: 5897138 245295
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"I went to the store on my way home from work to buy the can of cream corn and bacon bits and I am glad that I did. This is a great soup. I added celery to this recipe. It turned out great!"

traceystratton User ID: 8632939 245065
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"I loved this soup and would recommend it."

gragonryu User ID: 8773545 243956
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"I'm vegetarian, so I used veggie broth instead of chicken broth, peas instead of carrots, added a little salt, opted out of the bacon and sauteed the onion with some fresh garlic and a dash of butter before throwing it in the pan. I also cooked everything in a slow cooker for a couple hours instead of on the stove. Tasted fabulous! We ate ours with a couple hot sandwiches. A cozy and filling meal."

KatyH3 User ID: 7354323 242932
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"This was decent and quick, but I felt it was somewhat bland. I would have added more mushrooms, but sauteed them first in a skillet."

rogns008 User ID: 8556652 242567
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"Delicious recipe! I was amazed that such a creamy chowder could be made without cream, and the potatoes are so tender! I made a few changes the second time I made this just for family tastes. I added some diced chicken breast since we ate this as a meal instead of a side, I also added garlic salt and Italian seasoning (could just be the Italian in me). Beyond that we did double the mushrooms used because we are all big fans of mushrooms, even though we wouldn't be fighting over them in the original recipe. Again, the original was so great, and my family loved it. Great job!"

Maureen W User ID: 3281331 241883
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"Delicious. I did add some diced celery in withthe onions, carrots, etc. I also used the low sodium and low fat ingredients and enjoyed the chowder. I passed recipe on to our daughters and one is making it tomorrow."

tampagram User ID: 3326876 241582
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"Delicious! I used lower fat evap. milk, added can of corn & more pepper, as others had suggested, plus some crushed thyme. No bacon bits & only sprinkled some cheese on top.

I loved it & so easy!"

JMelissaMc User ID: 2865278 241346
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

"This one is definitely a keeper! I wanted something that was half-way healthy and lower fat and this fits the bill. I added 2 tablespoons of corn starch to thicken it up. Great as a Winter chowder."

karen28 User ID: 1647176 241317
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

"I'm sorry, but after over 50 years of cooking, this was one of the worst things I've ever made. I followed the recipe exactly and this soup had little or no flavor. The vegetables were not done after simmering for 15 minutes, the sliced mushrooms floated on the top after I added them, you can't even taste the cheese. Adding a little salt and bacon bits on the top didn't do much, either. Very disappointing after all that chopping. I'm going to stick to my Kraft Cheddar Chowder recipe, which is delicious!"

lorrielu User ID: 5639571 241279
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"Absolutely delicious, and very simple to make....comfort food...yummmmm"

BradSchnurr User ID: 8688131 241212
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"Looked kinda bland. So i used half and half instead of the evaporated milk and cheese, due to not having any on hand. But added grilled hot Italian sausage instead of the bacon and celery not carrots.

Was a nice easy throw together weeknight dinner that pleased the whole family. Great along side some fresh biscuts. A definite to do again."

[email protected] User ID: 2216530 241177
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"The soup was okay, and I will try it again, but next time I will make it without imitation bacon bits. Maybe real bacon or ham might work, but the bacon bits overpowered the other flavors and wasn't to my liking."

Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 241155
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"Very easy to make! We used the crock pot, which didn't allow the soup to simmer and thicken as much, but worked great for a late night of work. Definitely add seasonings for more flavor. We will make this again!"

dkmorton51 User ID: 7806303 241133
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"Delicious. I added 1 pound of browned ground beef. Plus, I added 1 cup of whole kernel corn. This made it thick and delicious. Did not use mushrooms."

jwooching User ID: 8303685 241093
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"I was excited to try this recipe because I had about three cups of a leftover creamed corn dish I had made. I do not like canned cream corn, so using the leftover homemade cream corn was perfect. I wish I had read the reviews before I cooked it because it could have used a bit more salt and extra mushrooms because we love them. This is a keeper!"

2217V User ID: 8336597 241071
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"Very good and so easy and quick. Next time I would not use the fat free canned milk but the regular, the soup is a bit thin. I also added more mushrooms and cheese. My husband said to add it to the hit parade."

007 User ID: 26224 241069
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"This was good but found it a bit thin. My husband didn't like the creamed corn it at all, so next time I'll either use whole kernel or leave it out all together. I will definitely make it again with a few tweeks for personal taste."

mrkcook User ID: 8304672 241022
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"We loved it! I did tinker a little by adding a dash of salt and garlic powder as suggested by others. But what really made it great was a slice of pepper jack cheese! We are looking forward to this again real soon, only I plan on doubling the recipe!!"

doylescott User ID: 7230721 240839
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"This was NOT good, It IS very dam good. it reminds me of my grandmothers cooking. thanks so very much for this one. doyle."

MickiD User ID: 221374 240819
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"Today was cold, rainy, dismal. Then I found this recipe. I made it for supper, and it was a great tummy-warmer. There were only 2 only things I didn't have in the house: 1) bacon bits (or even bacon!) so I left that out, and 2) cream-style corn, so I used regular canned (low-sodium) niblets corn. The soup was looking a little on the thin side, so I mixed about a tablespoon of cornstarch with some 2% milk and added that to the chowder. It thickened up nicely. I also added just a couple of grinds of sea salt to bring out the other flavors. This is a Keeper Recipe. My husband said so."

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 240789
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"I tasted this after adding the corn, milk and cheese. I thought it was rather bland, so I added some garlic powder, marjoram, thyme, and celery salt. That helped give it more flavor. I substituted the fat-free evaporated milk with whole milk. We did enjoy the soup, so I may make this again."

thekitty User ID: 1509781 236119
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"Just made this today in my crock pot! I omitted the mushrooms only because we don't like mushrooms, lol. But this soup is fantastic! I thickened it with a little corn starch, just perfect for a nice cold winter's day! I just had 2 bowls!! This recipe is a keeper!"

antcharlie User ID: 1007622 234021
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Just made this yesterday. I did add couple other veggies, but the flavor is delicious!"

Katowe1 User ID: 7617173 224762
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"I tried this recipe and it was delish. I'm always looking for easy and delicious recipes and this fit what I was looking for. Yummy!"

suesschrod User ID: 6371461 223343
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015


ncmountaingirl2 User ID: 7611183 217853
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"Delicious! Using real bacon bits adds a nice flavor."

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 217162
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"This was a really good chowder, especially the next day. The bacon bits didn't really add that much depth to the flavor for us, but maybe some chopped bacon would be better. As noted in a previous review, a little more corn and cheese would be good, but you really can't go wrong with the basic recipe. Thanks for a nice, hearty chowder recipe!"

gunslinger User ID: 544392 161285
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"Very hearty and delicious! Great for a meatless Mon. meal or with a grilled ham &cheese sandwich for a cold night warmer upper!"

dzz1qy User ID: 6636475 99974
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"Good and easy to make."

ccmarinho User ID: 7467030 208401
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"I think this is a pretty good recipe! I sub the evaporated milk for regular milk because I found the original recipe way too sweet, but that's just my preference! Making this for the third time tonight and I think I'm going to throw in a few more veggies. Needs salt and pepper, too! Overall, a good recipe for cold evenings!"

rwippel User ID: 4262008 161367
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"3 1/2 stars...This was good as a base recipe, but I wasn't as impressed as I wanted to be. I might make this again, but I think I'm going to add more corn, replace evapoated milk with regular, and maybe add more cheese."

katiesnewlife User ID: 1051046 93338
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Yes, this is great."

littlesis505 User ID: 7209873 146702
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"Delicious! Love this recipe and the family did too. Will be making this again!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 161366
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013 Edited Nov. 21, 2013

"EXCELLENT!!!I used a can of mushrooms, rice milk and pepper jack cheese. soooo good!!"

annrms User ID: 2649709 145591
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"I added squash and turnip and dehydrated spinach (for color) to the soup. Mmmmm! Would make this again. Thank you, Vicki!"

dollyjean User ID: 3881905 93337
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"I really enjoyed this chowder. My husband added more pepper to his but I thought it was just fine the way it was. Next time I'll add the squash too."

fireside335 User ID: 1179431 66627
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"I added fresh lemon thyme and rosemary. I love it,but it was a little sweet for me. I may use half and half rather than evap milk next time."

ReneeMurby User ID: 7119369 99973
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"It's good. easy to make. But it definitely was missing some seasonings. Just okay for me."

Janadele User ID: 7087902 146246
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"Instead of using reduced chicken broth I used vegetable broth and left off the bacon bits to make it a vegetarian soup. Our family enjoyed it."

BrittanyJewell User ID: 6767486 161543
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"It's missing something...I can't put my finger on it. Other than that, it's delicious!"

VashtiV User ID: 4807542 161284
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013


owanju User ID: 5444651 161283
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"i'm attending a potluck party on Saturday and planning on bringing this...I'll keep you posted on the result."

lavender_lady User ID: 1741681 99971
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010 Edited Feb. 21, 2017

"it was great tho i did use regular evaporated milk as thats what was in the pantry."

bettybcotsamire User ID: 4209991 161282
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"Delicious! Very good flavor will make it again ."

servant4christ User ID: 4458671 146227
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2009

"I came to this site for the first time today and tried this for dinner and it was awesome!"

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