Veggie Chowder Recipe
- 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).
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.
Reviews for Veggie Chowder
"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."
"It was ok, too sweet for my taste, there are better potato soup recipes."
"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!"
"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!"
"I loved this soup and would recommend it."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"Absolutely delicious, and very simple to make....comfort food...yummmmm"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!!"
"This was NOT good, It IS very dam good. it reminds me of my grandmothers cooking. thanks so very much for this one. doyle."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"Just made this yesterday. I did add couple other veggies, but the flavor is delicious!"
"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!"
"Delicious! Using real bacon bits adds a nice flavor."
"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!"
"Very hearty and delicious! Great for a meatless Mon. meal or with a grilled ham &cheese sandwich for a cold night warmer upper!"
"Good and easy to make."
"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!"
"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."
"Yes, this is great."
"Delicious! Love this recipe and the family did too. Will be making this again!"
"EXCELLENT!!!I used a can of mushrooms, rice milk and pepper jack cheese. soooo good!!"
"I added squash and turnip and dehydrated spinach (for color) to the soup. Mmmmm! Would make this again. Thank you, Vicki!"
"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."
"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."
"It's good. easy to make. But it definitely was missing some seasonings. Just okay for me."
"It's missing something...I can't put my finger on it. Other than that, it's delicious!"
"i'm attending a potluck party on Saturday and planning on bringing this...I'll keep you posted on the result."
"it was great tho i did use regular evaporated milk as thats what was in the pantry."
"Delicious! Very good flavor will make it again ."
"I came to this site for the first time today and tried this for dinner and it was awesome!"