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Broccoli Chowder

Sue Call of Beech Grove, Indiana serves this comforting soup on chilly stay-at-home evenings. Nutmeg seasons the light creamy broth that's chock-full of tender broccoli florets and diced potatoes.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-14 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and nutmeg until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir into vegetable mixture; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 200 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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