*Spoiler Alert: It’s delicious.
This dinner is a fall favorite. My husband requested that I make this weekly. This soup feeds a crowd and is incredibly inexpensive to make. Especially if you use homemade chicken broth.
With some green onions for garnish and cheddar cheese on top, this is a very colorful soup. My 3 year old was telling me all the colors as I was making it.
Creamy Vegetable Chowder
*Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients. There is no prep. Just dump everything whole in the crock pot.*
4 lbs red potatoes
1 bag frozen broccoli (16oz)
1 bag frozen cauliflower (16oz)
2 cups frozen carrots
4 cups chicken broth
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
12 oz cream cheese, soft and warmed
1 cup half and half, warmed
1. In a large slow cooker, place all the veggies, broth, and seasonings. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until everything is soft.
2. 30 minutes before serving, mash with a potato masher or pastry blender. I just do this right in the slow cooker.
3. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave and warm the half and half. Add to soup and let heat for about 30 minutes. Taste and add more seasonings as needed.
4. Serve with cheese, bacon, and green onion garnish. Salad and warm bread make this a very filling comfort food meal.