Monday, August 20, 2012

Potato Cheese Chowder

Well, it's about 100 degrees here in the LA area and it has been for a while now... so what do I do? I make some nice warm cheesy vegetable soup like a crazy person. I just couldn't help myself! I've been wanting to make this soup for a while now. Adapted from this recipe, this cheesy chowder is delicious. I can't wait to make it again when the weather cools down a bit.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup half and half (or milk)
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 heaping cups shredded cheddar cheese

Start by chopping all of your vegetables.

Melt the butter in a large soup pot and saute the carrots over medium heat until tender. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

Add chicken broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender.

Mix flour with water, add, and simmer until the soup thickens a bit. Add half and half and broccoli and cook until broccoli is tender and soup is heated through.

Stir in cheese, allow to melt, and serve.


  1. Chunky goodness.

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  2. Looks delicious! It is not 100 degrees in Minnesota :-) In fact it feels like fall is fast approaching - 56 when I left for work this morning - which means it's soup season. I'll definitely be trying this recipe!

  3. This is my favorite kind of soup + I'll have to try this recipe.


  4. Ahhhh this sounds so good!! I thought I was the only crazy person craving soup in this heat.. Still haven't made the chicken noodle soup I've been wanting though. It's probably for the best.. I'll overheat.

    1. Seriously! This soup was SO good but I'll have to wait a while before making it again.

  5. That looks so yummy! It is currently way too hot to have this now in Spain, but I will try this in winter for sure. xx
    ps, word verification is an authentic pain...
    Alice Barton TheMowWay

    1. I didn't even know that word verification thing was turned on. Just turned it off.

  6. Liz, I made this recipe last night (with a few minor changes) and it turned out amazing!!! Cant wait to try another recipe soon.......most likely going to be either the tomato basil panini or the lasagna!!!!

  7. Replies
    1. It should serve 4 but if I was serving 4, I would probably double it just to be sure and then have leftovers.

    2. I don't have a printer ready version in this post but the original recipe might be easier to print.

    3. Hi I found this recipe via 38 Down Home Dessert Recipes Email Newsletter & was impressed with your web site. So many other things & I'm a DIY Fan too-so I'm following you on Pinterest & I signed up for your emails too. Thanks for being here.

    4. Thanks so much, Karen! You made my day! :)