Sunday Fixin’s: Confetti Chowder

What do you get when corn chowder, broccoli cheddar soup, and veggie stew all decide to become best friends?  Confetti Chowder, of course!  It’s a creamy soup, with the perfect hint of cheddar and a bit of kick from the pepper and garlic powder.  And what’s even better, this soup is a much lighter dish than most of its cheesy relations. So go ahead.  Dish yourself a second helping.  You know you want to!  🙂

Confetti Chowder

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 cups diced carrots

2 cups diced zucchini

2 cups broccoli florets

Cup chopped onion

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon sugar

6 cups 1% milk

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

2 cups diced, fully cooked low-fat ham (or diced chicken would work as well)

Cup frozen peas, thawed

2 cups (8 oz) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions:

In a Dutch oven, saute the carrots, zucchini, broccoli, and onion in the olive oil for about 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender.  Sprinkle flour, pepper, sugar, and garlic powder over the veggies; mix well.  Stir in milk and broth; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.  Add corn, ham (or chicken), and peas;  cook and stir until heated through.  Turn heat to low and stir in cheese until melted. 

Enjoy!

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6 Responses to Sunday Fixin’s: Confetti Chowder

  1. I can attest to the fact that this. was. delicious. I can’t wait to make it. 😀

  2. tknologlvr says:

    That looks sooooo good. I can’t wait to make it!

  3. dottylizzy says:

    Mmmm, that looks delicious! This one is definitely going to be tried out in my kitchen! 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    Oh my gosh, this sounds amazing! Definitely going to have to try it!

  5. sarahnsh says:

    I’m always amazed with people who can cook, I just can’t cook a thing! It looks really good too, I bet it’s delicious.

  6. cari says:

    This looks SOOO good!!! 🙂

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