Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cheddar Chowder

This creamy, cheesy soup is one that I have used for many years, taken from a Taste of Home magazine. I love that magazine, and have subscribed to it for a long time.

Cheddar Chowder

2 cups water
2 cups diced potatoes
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

White Sauce:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup cubed ham

Combine water, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper in large kettle. Boil 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, make white sauce by melting the butter. Add flour and stir until smooth (about 1 minute). Slowly add milk; cook until thickened.


Add grated cheese to white sauce; stir until smooth. Add cubed ham to the vegetables, that have not been drained.



Add the cheese sauce to the vegetables & ham. Stir, and heat through.


Yield:  6 servings.  (Note: These photos show the recipe doubled.)

A delicious, creamy, comforting soup ... we love it, especially on cold winter days.

Linked to Tasty Tuesdays

3 comments:

  1. Yum...I will be looking up all of your recipes when I am overseas...but yes, it's so warm for soup here, but sounds amazing:)

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  2. I don't have a recipe like this at all! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm printing off. . . looks like something my whole family will enjoy.

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  3. Yummy, yummy rumbling in my tummy!!!!!

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