Sunday, October 28, 2007

Confetti Chowder

So yummy, and so full of veggies. My kids like this soup a lot, and the cheese sorta disguises all those vegetables! A skillet of cornbread goes great wtih this!!

Confetti Chowder

3 Tbsp butter
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced or shredded zucchini
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp sugar
3 cups milk, warmed
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup diced ham
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup shredded cheddar OR 1lb Velveeta OR a mix of the two

Melt butter in stock pot. Add carrots, zucchini, broccoli, onion, and celery. Saute until crisp-tender. Sprinkle next 4 ingredients over veggies, mix well to coat. Immediately add milk and broth. Stir until thick and bubbly. Add all remaining ingredients. Stir until cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Makes 2 quarts.

**I sometimes decrease the milk to 2 cups, and increase broth to 2 cups. You can use any combination really, just as long as you end up with 4 cups of liquid.

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