Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Favorite Fall Foods: Veggie Chowder

What sounds better than a chowder (or soup) on a cold, dark fall evening? Not much.
As soon as the weather gets cool enough, I whip this recipe out.  So yummy, simple and gives you that cozy homey feeling as you are enjoying it.

What you need:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, diced
2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 small diced Yukon Gold potatoes
2 tbsp flour
2 1/2 cups milk
1 1/4 cups vegetable stock
1 cup broccoli florets 
2 cans of corn
3/4 cups grated cheddar, plus more to garnish
salt and pepper


1. Heat oil in large pot. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and potato. Saute over low-medium for about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in flour and cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Gradually stir in milk and stock. (add more stock/milk if you think it's needed, I add a little more of both liquids)

3. Add broccoli and corn kernels. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat and simmer with lid on for about 20 minutes or until all veggies are tender.

4. Add 1/2 cups of cheese and stir until melted.

5.Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Ladle into bowls, top with some more cheddar.

7. Put in mouth. Yum.

I love/recommend serving with fresh, warm sourdough :)
Hope you like it!

P.S. Sorry for the lack of step by step photos. I really like showing the steps in photos, but cooking on a work night is a quick, no-nonsense task for me....haha 

ALSO, thanks so very much for all the kind Birthday wishes :) You all are the best! I had a great Birthday weekend, filled with sweet gifts, good company, very yummy treats and some much enjoyed shopping! Can't wait to show you guys some of the stuff I got....



  1. I never had chowder before, haha! The only chowder I know is the cartoon character from cartoon network :)) But I bet it tastes great coz it looks good! Gorgeous blog.. It'll be lovely if we could follow each other! I am following you now :)

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  2. Yum this looks delicious! Now that I have a kitchen I think I'll start cooking. I'll be adding this recipe to my list of recipes to try :)

  3. Ooohh that looks amazing!

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  5. this looks and sounds amazing! i've been on a soup kick so i'll definitely have to try it out. i like that there's milk and not cream so its not too heavy.

    great food photography :)