Cheesy Vegetable Chowder
Vegetable Chowder is so cheesy and full of fresh veggies like broccoli, carrots, celery, potatoes, and corn! Even kids will eat this veggie-packed chowder recipe.
Servings 10 people (1 cup each)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion white or yellow onion
- 1 cup finely chopped celery
- 2 cans (14.5 oz each) chicken broth
- 3 cups peeled and chopped potatoes I use red potatoes
- 1½ cups thinly sliced carrots
- 1½ cups chopped broccoli fresh broccoli not frozen
- 2 cans (15 oz each) corn do not drain
- 1 can (15 oz) creamed corn
- 2 cups milk whole milk or 2%
- 1 packet (2.6 oz) country style gravy
- 8-12 oz Velveeta cubed
In a large soup pot, over medium-high heat, add butter, onion, and celery. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes. * If temperature is too hot turn it down because you don't want the onions or celery burning
Add the chicken broth and peeled & chopped potatoes to the soup pot. Bring it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and let it cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
Add broccoli, celery, corn, and canned corn to the soup pot. Stir together and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and let it cook for 15 minutes. * At this point I will usually cover the pot with the lid to help everything cook faster
In a glass measuring cup or bowl, add the contents from the gravy packet and the milk. Stir with a whisk until it's mixed well.
Once carrots & broccoli are cooked, add the milk and gravy mix, and cubed Velveeta cheese into the soup pot. Stir and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes until everything is combined and Velveeta is melted. * It's important to not let the Velveeta burn/boil once you add in. Turn down the heat of needed.
Leftovers keep well in a covered container in the fridge for about 3 days. I heat up leftovers in the microwave but you can also heat them up in a soup pot on the stove top.
Gravy : It's important to use the country style gravy because it is a white gravy. Anything else will turn your soup brown which is just not appetizing.
Velveeta : Just try it! I've used 8 oz and 12 oz before in this recipe and it's fine with either. Obviously the more Velveeta the cheesier the chowder tastes.
Chicken Broth : I use one can of reduced-sodium chicken broth + one can of regular chicken broth.
Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 881mg | Potassium: 906mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3969IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 2mg