Baking Cheddar Chowder

Hearty Cheddar Chowder

It's a family favorite.
With hubs home yesterday (work from home Monday!)
and waking to our first frost it was time to 
start a pot of our favorite fall soup for lunch:

1/2 c. carrots, sliced
3 potatoes, diced (peeled or not, your preference)
1 green pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced

Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in medium pot over medium high heat.
Add chopped veggies and stir to coat.
Cook 5 min.
Add 2 c. chicken stock.
Turn heat to low simmer.
In a small saucepan make a white sauce using:
1/3 c. butter, melted over medium high heat.
1/3 c. flour all at once stirring constantly
 while gradually adding
2 c. milk. Stir and cook over medium high heat until thick.
Add white sauce to pot with veggies and stir in 4 c. cheddar cheese. (shredded works best.)
Keep on low simmer until potatoes are tender.
Stirring ever so often making sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.

I had a 5 year old big mister helping me stir.
At one point he started stirring while singing,
"baking cheddar chowder as fast as you can!"
(to the tune of patty-cake, patty-cake!)

Love my kitchen helper. 



  1. Oh that looks so yummy! I love soup but we don't eat it that often because we're still in the "toddler doesn't know how to eat soup without dumping the bowl on the floor" stage.

  2. Mmmmmmm that looks so good! And looks easy enough to make as well. I pinned your recipe to try out for myself sometime! :)

  3. Such comfort food...so appropriate for Fall. Your helper is the cutest.

  4. sounds yummy and your little man is a hoot :) i was in indy this weekend and it made me think of you!



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