Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A healthier style chowder made using all those dribbles of left over frozen vegetables. *Tip take veggies out of freezer so they are partially thawed when adding to the soup.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bunch scallion, sliced, keep the white and green parts separated
  • 4 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 lb red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups milk, whole for a richer flavor and 1% if like me you have to watch the fat
  • 1 cup cut green beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup peas
  • 14 teaspoon thyme, powder


  1. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add white part of scallions, carrots, potatoes, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cover and cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are slightly soft but not browned.
  2. Add flour to pot and mix into vegetables. Add water stiring at same time to dissolve the flour. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender.
  3. Stir in green part of scallions, milk, green beans, corn, peas, and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 5 to 10 minutes until vegetables are tender. (Make sure heat is not to high or milk will scorch and get yucky.).
Most Helpful

Love, love, love all of the veggies, I added a bit of broccoli that was needing to be used up. For me the one things that I would change is to add some more seasoning. Next time I'll use veggie or chicken broth along with extra seasoning herbs. Still, it was enjoyed with some more salt and pepper and a sprinkle of cheese.

Annacia December 20, 2010

Good and easy chowder. I do agree with the other reviewers that it could use some more seasonings. I followed the recipe as written but next time I think I would use chicken broth instead of water and maybe double the spices.

bmcnichol April 28, 2010

This was great. I changed it slightly. I used chicken broth instead of water and used fat-free evaporated milk instead of whole milk. And I also added about 2 cups of chopped chicken that I needed to use up. I sprinkled with cheese befor putting on the table. Great flavor and full of vegies. Thanks for posting.

MsSally February 25, 2010