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Confetti Chowder

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"Grandma's philosophy was, 'Add a little color to your food, and folks will eat up a storm!' This delightful golden chowder was one of her favorite recipes, and the broccoli, carrots and zucchini in it add flavor as well as color. Grandma served mugs of steaming chowder to warm us as we sat cross-legged before the crackling fireplace in her kitchen."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven. Add carrots, zucchini, broccoli, onion and celery; cook and stir for about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle flour, salt, pepper and sugar over vegetables; mix well. Stir in milk and chicken broth; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add corn, ham, peas and pimiento; cook and stir until heated through. Remove from the heat; add cheese and stir until melted. Serve hot.


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Having all ingredients on hand except for the carrots and broccoli, I had to do a little improvising because I really wanted to make this! To make up for the lost carrots and broccoli, I added e...

We LOVED this--kids and all! It IS very colorful. DO use the pimiento; it adds a great taste. However, less pepper? I have made this a few times now. It can be varied too! Made as directed, it i...

My family liked this recipe. Although my 11 year old said there were too many veggies, LOL! I followed the recipe very closely. I had a bag of mixed veggies in the freezer (same ones as in th...

Warm and cozy! Leftover chicken and a cold Michigan spring evening. This recipe was just what I needed tonight! I left out the squash and pimento but did everything else just as directed. I a...

This was very good. It did need a little more flavor for my family's taste. I took the advice of other reviewers & added 3 cloves minced fresh garlic, 1T herbs de Provence and a couple shakes of...

dee-LISH! Did not add pimento or celery, but kids, hubby and I loved this healthy soup. It's a keeper! Thanks for the post!

I thought this was great! I did add quite a bit of minced garlic and omitted the corn (I'm watching my carb intake) and peas (I don't like them). I used organic chicken broth and only used about...

This was delicious. I did take the advice of other reviewers and added diced red pepper, minced garlic, white and cayenne pepper and herbes de provence. I did not add the sugar either. This i...

This was a fantastic recipe!!! My husband isn't a big fan of zucchini so I substituted potatoes and it turned out just as delicious!! I will DEFINITELY make this again! Thank you for this gem!