This recipe was a great foundation for what I wanted. When I cook something, I like to get as many food groups in there as possible. Here's what I did, and it turned out fantastic.<br/><br/>I doubled everything in the recipe. Added one pound of rotini, which I just cooked on the side. Added grilled chicken, which was seasoned in italian seasoning, and cut up into little pieces. It was about 2 cups of chicken once diced. And since I added more ingredients, I added one more serving of the broth (as in one more of the servings as per the original recipe, so in other words, I tripled the broth recipe). It was amazing! Very hearty!
This is a terrific soup! I left out the onion (personal preference) otherwise made as specified. I really liked that it was not a "tomato soup" or a "potato soup", but a lovely broth with firm pieces of each veggie in it. I will be using this recipe again - thanks for sharing it! Made for Fall PAC 2008
This is excellent!. I loved the cooking methods used. I also like the ingredients and it was a full bodied chowder. I used mild cheddar a personal preference for our family.Thank you.
We are big fans of homemade classic tomato soup so I was skeptical whether I and my family would like a tomato chowder. Happily, I was wrong. This was delicious and loved by all.
My husband is undergoing radiation of the larynx at the present time so soup is the meal of the evening every night. This one was really good but I used chicken broth instead of the water, canned tomatoes instead of fresh and when it was finished I pureed it in the food processor with a little extra milk. It was easier for him to eat and it made it a lot more like tomato soup.
never had tomato chowder before but made it and fell in love with it as did my wife, we are always looking for new soup recipes and this one will be used often, i used diced canned tomatos in mine