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This soup has an incredible blend of flavors that made smile. The vegetables make it very colorful and healthy. I used cream cheese which made the taste and texture slightly creamy. I served this soup with crackers because I was out of tortilla chips. Tortilla chips would have made it even better. Thanks for the recipe

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FaithB25 November 01, 2003

SO delicious! I realized I made an error after I gobbled up a nice big bowl. Used 1 c. of cheddar, and totally forgot the milk, so it was a bit more difficult to process in the blender. Oops!

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LI Girl July 29, 2013

This was an excellent soup. To make this heart healthy, I did omit the oil & just sauteed the onion, chili & spices with a few droplets of water. Also I used fat free cheeses and skim milk with excellent success. The cream cheese provided a smooth and creamy texture to the soup that was set off by the remaining veggie chunks. Leftover soup required the addition of a bit more milk while reheating to get the right consistancy. Thank you NurseDi for sharing the recipe.

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BonnieZ February 14, 2007

Wow, this was a crowd pleaser! I made it as posted except for 2 things, I used chicken broth, and a veggie cream cheese. It was fantastic and I will make it again and again! Worth the time and effort. Thanks so much Nurse Di :)

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MythThyng March 25, 2006

Very good! We are such soup addicts and this was something different from the usual I make. I also added chopped cooked chicken breast at the end and let it heat through. I used a Jalapeno pepper as the green chili pepper and must have gotten a mild one because it wasn't very spicy. That was the pepper's fault, not the recipe's fault! This soup is not only tasty but pretty in the bowl, too. Served it with a dusting of Cotijo cheese and chopped avocado. Will make again!

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CASunshine October 19, 2005

This chowder was wonderful though I did tinker with the recipe a bit. I added cooked chicken breast and two cans of rinsed black beans to the sauteed veggie mixture. I omitted the potatoes and carrots and used 1 small can crushed tomatoes. I also substituted chicken broth for the water. I also used nonfat milk, 2% milk cheddar, and nonfat cream cheese to lower the fat and make it SBD friendly. Lastly I sliced whole wheat tortillas into strips, sprayed with cooking spray and baked them until crispy. To serve I topped the chowder with a dollop of fat free sour cream, chopped cilantro and a pile of the crispy whole wheat tortilla strips. Delicious! We will make this again and again!

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shimmerchk October 27, 2004

This soup is just so delicious. I made it without the potato and cream cheese, simply because I didn't have them in the house and the result was a thick, spicy soup with great flavour. I did use fresh corn though and I'm sure that this added to the fabulous taste. I'll defintiely be making this again and again. Thanks so much Di, another winner.

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Kate in Katoomba October 23, 2004

Yet another winner Nurse Di! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. Although this does take some time to prepare the end result is definately worth the trouble. As Faith said the colors are beautiful and the flavor is awesome.

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Indiana Debbie October 08, 2004
Santa Fe Chowder