Cheesy Potato Chowder

This hearty chowder makes a great lunch or dinner. Serve with a green salad and slices of whole grain bread to complete the meal.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

6
medium unpeeled red potatoes (2 lb), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3 1/2
cups Green Giant™ frozen broccoli cuts
1/3
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1
brick (8 oz) 2% milk reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)*
1/2
cup fat-free sour cream
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1 In 5-quart Dutch oven, place potatoes; add just enough water to cover. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain. Reserve 1 cup potatoes; return remaining potatoes to saucepan. In small bowl, mash reserved potatoes with fork; return to saucepan.
  • 2 Stir in broth, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Add broccoli. Return to boiling; cook uncovered 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir flour into milk with wire whisk until well mixed. Add milk mixture to potato mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens and boils. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Stir in sour cream and green onions; cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 4 To serve, ladle soup into bowls.

Expert Tips

Because red-skinned potatoes are firmer and will retain their shape better than russets, they are the best choice for soups or chowders such as this.

*For better melting cheese, we recommend using brick cheese and shredding it yourself instead of using preshredded cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
710mg
710%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.