Easy to make, thick and creamy Garden Vegetable Chowder, with broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, celery, and carrots will fill and warm you up, any time of year!
Easy to make, thick and creamy Garden Vegetable Chowder, with broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, celery, and carrots will fill and warm you up, any time of year!

Do you have an overabundance of garden veggies or a produce drawer (filled with veggies) in your refrigerator begging for mercy? If so, then do I have a SOUP for YOU! I found it in one of my old Taste of Home magazines from July 1998 (yes… I kept them ALL from years of subscriptions!)..

Well, it’s actually a thick, wonderful vegetable chowder that is filled with a LOT of veggies… such as carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, bell peppers, onions, broccoli, and celery. The best part besides using all those yummy vegetables? Trust me – this chowder is EASY to make!

How Do I Make Garden Vegetable Chowder?

Sauté chopped onions and green bell peppers in butter. While they are cooking, prep the remaining veggies.

Cooking onions and peppers in butter for chowder.

The vegetables in this chowder besides the onions and bell peppers are carrots, red potatoes, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower. These additional veggies are all cut into bite sized pieces.

Add veggies, water, chicken bouillon, and salt and pepper to onion/bell pepper mixture in pan. Bring this mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat. Cover pan, and simmer soup for 20 minutes.

Carrots, potatoes, celery, broccoli and cauliflower used to make vegetable chowder.

Vegetables for chowder cooked in chicken broth.

Make a slurry (used to thicken soup) by whisking together milk and flour until all lumps have disappeared. Once soup has cooked for 20 minutes, stir the slurry into the soup.

Making a slurry to add to soup to thicken it into chowder.

Adding flour slurry to soup to thicken it for vegetable chowder.

Once the flour slurry has been added, stir to combine, then bring the soup to a boil. Cook soup for 2 minutes. The liquid will thicken as it cooks.

After slurry is added to vegetable soup, it cooks until the broth thickens.

The vegetable chowder has thickened considerably in pan.

Add parsley and grated cheddar cheese to vegetable chowder. Stir and cook on medium low heat until soup is heated through and all cheese has melted.

Grated cheddar cheese is added to vegetable chowder.

Cheese is mixed into the vegetable chowder until it has melted.

Ladle hot, thick vegetable chowder into serving bowls. Garnish each bowl of soup with additional parsley, if desired. Serve… and enjoy a hot bowl of chowder!

Bowl of garden vegetable chowder, garnished with dried parsley.

Garden vegetable chowder is ready to eat!

I really hope you enjoy this thick, creamy and DELICIOUS garden vegetable chowder! It’s so easy to make, and I think you will really LOVE it! What a delicious way to get your kids (or spouses or friends) to eat their veggies!

You might also want to check out my recipes for thick and delicious Fully Loaded Potato Soup or Corn, or Bacon and Potato Chowder. They also taste amazing!

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Recipe Source: Taste of Home Magazine, July 1998 edition.

Garden Vegetable Chowder
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Easy to make, thick and creamy Garden Vegetable Chowder, with broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, celery, onions, bell peppers and carrots will fill and warm you up, any time of year!

Category: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegetable chowder
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 356 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup onion ,chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper ,chopped
  • 1 cup (EACH) potato/celery/broccoli/cauliflower/carrots ,chopped, sliced or florets
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese ,grated
Instructions
  1. Sauté chopped onions and green bell peppers in butter in bottom of soup pot. While they are cooking, prep the remaining veggies, by slicing, chopping or cutting them into florets.

  2. Add veggies, water, chicken bouillon, and salt and pepper to onion/bell pepper mixture. Bring this mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat. Cover pan, and simmer soup for 20 minutes.

  3. Make a slurry (used to thicken soup) by whisking together milk and flour until all lumps have disappeared. Once soup has cooked for 20 minutes, stir the slurry into the soup.  Once the flour slurry has been added, stir to combine, then bring the soup to a boil. Cook soup for 2 minutes. The liquid will thicken as it cooks.

  4. Add parsley and grated cheddar cheese to vegetable chowder. Stir and cook on medium low heat until soup is heated through and all cheese has melted. Ladle hot, thick vegetable chowder into serving bowls. Garnish each bowl of soup with additional parsley, if desired. Serve... and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Garden Vegetable Chowder
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6) of total)
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 775mg34%
Potassium 554mg16%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 4580IU92%
Vitamin C 39.8mg48%
Calcium 408mg41%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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