Quick Veggie-Cheese Chowder

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I've modified this recipe from one in Better Homes & Gardens cookbook; the original calls for using either BROCCOLI or CAULIFLOWER -- I've only made it with broccoli but I'm sure it's good either way. It's very fast and easy, and really tasty! A perfect fast winter meal, paired with some crusty bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan, boil water; add carrot, cauliflower or broccoli (I prefer fresh veggies, chopped pretty fine), onion.
  2. Simmer, covered, about 4 minutes or until veggies are crisp-tender.
  3. Do not drain.
  4. In a small bowl, mix flour, white pepper and dash of red pepper; stir about 1 cup of the milk into flour mixture.
  5. Stir flour mixture into veggies in saucepan.
  6. Add 2 more cups milk and bouillon cube.
  7. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick& bubbly, and bouillon cube has dissolved.
  8. Cook for about 2 more minutes.
  9. Add cheeses, gradually, and stir until melted.
  10. Add additional cup of milk, gradually, until desired consistency.
  11. (I need all 4 cups or it was too thick) Best if serve immediately, but reheats fairly well.


Most Helpful

This is a great tasting soup. In a half hour you are sitting at the table enjoying this tasty creation. I followed the recipe exactly ecept that I used entirely old cheddar. I did use the hand blender to blend up the bigger pieces of broccoli but did leave it a bit chunky. It got a thumbs up and we will be having this one again. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

GaylaV December 30, 2008

This soup is wonderful and so fast and easy to make! I used fresh cauliflower and broccoli and cooked them in chicken broth, instead of using chicken bouillon. I then used my hand blender to puree some of the vegetables. Since my grocer didn't have Monterey jack cheese in stock, instead of using that and shredded cheddar, I bought a bag of nacho blend which is a combination of those two cheeses along with pepper jack. The entire bag was sufficient for the measurements required and the pepper jack gave a nice kick to the soup. Thanks for sharing!

Irmgard October 13, 2004

I made this chowder for the weekly cookalong game and I'm so glad I did! I used half cauliflower and half broccoli, soy cheese(a mix of cheddar and jack) and left out the red pepper. Oh, and I ran out of milk so only used 3 cups. This was satisfying! Thanks newspapergal!

Sharon123 October 13, 2004

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