Cheesy Potato Chowder

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.

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medium unpeeled red potatoes (2 lb), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
carton (32 oz) Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
3 1/2
cups Green Giant® frozen broccoli cuts
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
cup fat-free (skim) milk
brick (8 oz) 2% milk reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)*
cup fat-free sour cream
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.
Makes 8 servings (1 1/4 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 710mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 13g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.