Vegetable Cheese Chowder

Hi guys! I’ve been meaning to share this vegetable cheese chowder recipe with you for quite some time. So before Spring is sprung, I best get on it. While growing up in Wisconsin, I knew fall was in the air when my mom would pull this recipe out. Hats, mittens, gloves and winter coats would be dragged out of the back of closet. With a brisk nip in the air, this chowder was always a welcomed warm treat. The weather in Chicago has been so cold lately. It wasn’t until last weekend we got above freezing, and no, I’m not ready to put away that goose down parka. In fact, I’d put money on us having one more big snow storm because that is how mother nature rolls in the midwest. Okay, enough jibber jabber, right? Let’s get to the yumminess!

vegetable cheese chowder

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raw carrots

Food can invoke such strange emotions. that familiar smell or flavor and can transport you back in time. For me, this dish takes me back to a time in my life when things were so simple. Going to school, chasing boys around the playground, maybe squeezing in a game of kickball before the recess bell rang. Only to walk home, watch a rerun or two of Gilligan’s Island or The Brady Bunch, and then sit down at the family dinner table. Man I loved those shows. And seriously, why on earth did they not hog tie Gilligan to a palm tree when they built some awesome rescue equipment from a coconut? I’ll never understand that. The Professor should have been smarter.

shredded carrots

YIELDS 4-6 SERVINGS

 

INGREDIENTS

4 Tbsp Butter
1-1/2 Cup Chopped Celery
1-1/2 Cup Shredded Carrot
1/4 Cup Chopped Onion
2 Cans Condensed Cream of Potato Soup
16 Oz Chicken Broth
1/2 Cup Water
2 Tbsp Parsley
3 Dashes Tabasco Sauce
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Cans Evaporated Milk

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Melt the better.

Add celery, carrot and onion and cook until tender, but not brown.

Add all ingredients except cheese and milk. Cook and stir until boiling.

Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Add cheese and milk. Heat thoroughly, but do not boil.

vegetable cheese chowder

 

 

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17 Comments

  1. This soup looks yummy and simple to make. My husband would love this soup.
    P.S. Love your food styled images

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    • kyla March 13, 2015

      Thanks so much Mary! I swear, this is one of those recipes that will never get old. It’s soooo good!

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  2. Emily @ Table + Hearth March 12, 2015

    This is making my mouth water, bad. Look soooo good! Pinning now 🙂

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    • kyla March 13, 2015

      Ha! It is soooo good!

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  3. Ashley March 12, 2015

    Oh gosh. If you need me I’ll just be curled up with this recipe for the rest of my life <3

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    • kyla March 13, 2015

      HAHAHA! It’s one of my all time favorites! Thanks for stopping by Ashley!

      Reply
  4. Crissy (@daintyfawn) March 13, 2015

    I miss watching those shows! It feels so long ago haha I have actually never had veggie cheese chowder and this looks super delicious!

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    • kyla March 17, 2015

      I swear, if I could have grown up in a John Hughes movie, I totally would have! Thanks for stopping by Crissy!

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  5. Breanna March 14, 2015

    Yep I need to make this. I’d totally swim in a bowl of it 😉

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    • kyla March 17, 2015

      Ha! Enjoy!

      Reply
  6. Jennifer Riner March 17, 2015

    This looks AMAZING! Like a healthier version of broccoli cheddar? I can’t wait to make this on a rainy day in Seattle.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • kyla March 17, 2015

      I don’t know if I’d say it’s healthier than broccoli cheddar =) But it sure is good! Thanks for stopping over Jennifer!

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  7. Kelly March 18, 2015

    Yummers! Sounds delicious. And that one shot of the carrots is amaze-balls!

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    • kyla March 19, 2015

      You my dear are too sweet to me!

      Reply
  8. Jenn @ My Fabuless Life March 18, 2015

    Um, YUM!!!! Definitely putting this on my menu this week!

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    • kyla March 19, 2015

      Jenn, it’s SO good!

      Reply
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