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Cheesy Potato Chowder


Cheesy Potato Chowder

Cheesy Potato Chowder

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups water
3 medium red potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 medium carrot, chopped
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups milk
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded American cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
Fresh chervil for garnish
Oyster crackers (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine water, potatoes, celery and carrot in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onions in butter 2 minutes or until tender but not brown. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir about 1 minute.
  3. Stir milk and potato mixture into flour mixture; cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir in cheeses and caraway seeds. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, until cheeses are melted and mixture is hot, stirring constantly. Garnish with chervil. Serve with oyster crackers, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 35 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Saturated Fat 18 g
Total Fat 28 g
Calories from Fat 53 %
Calories 481
Protein 22 g
Sodium 1157 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fat 5
Meat 2
Starch 2

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