This was awesome. My daughter absolutely loved it!
I loved the pureed veggies as a substitute for using cream or half & half. I originally found this recipe because I had no cream on hand and wanted chowder w/o going to the store -- I always have wine on hand! It does add a wonderful flavor. I may decrease the carrots next time, it made the soup a bit too orange. I also just used regular canned corn and added a bit of flour to thicken the soup. I also added some chicken broth and bacon bits. Completely yummy and loaded w/ flavor -- my husband had seconds and thirds of this.