Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is one of my favorite winter time soups! Really comforting on a cold day! Very easy to make and everyone I know seems to love it. This re-heats well but it never lasts longer than a day at my house!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a soup kettle add all vegetables and the 3 cups water and chicken bouillon.
  2. Simmer 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. In a large saucepan melt butter.
  4. Stir in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes until nice and bubbly.
  5. Whisk in milk; bring to a boil.
  6. Add this to the vegetable-water mixture in soup kettle.
  7. Bring all to a simmer and add ham and shredded cheese.
  8. Bring to a simmer again and cook until cheese is melted and all is heated through.
  9. Serve and ENJOY!
Most Helpful

Wonderful! Talk about comfort food, this is it! Perfect for a cold winter day. I made this exactly as stated, it is so easy to make and so flavorful. Loved the combination of cheese and vegtables. Thank you for a great recipe, Theresa!!

Merlot January 01, 2003

This was a delicious chowder. I made a few changes though, I added some \

Helen1 September 10, 2003

I made this as a way to use up a bunch of vegetables that I got in my organic produce delivery. I used 3 cups of vegetable broth (instead of the bouillon and water) and it came out a little thick for our liking, even for a chowder. I added some broth to thin in out a bit and it was much better. Very good flavor and easy to make. Thanks for posting!

julicle January 12, 2011