This is a creamy but low-fat soup that is certain to warm the coldest winter chills. Made with simple ingredients, it is perfect for those snowy days when you don't want to head to the store.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender.

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  • Add carrots and celery and cook for 10 minutes or until carrots become a little tender. Add water or broth, potatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.

  • Add milk and parsley and heat just to boiling.

  • In a separate bowl stir cornstarch into cold water. When completely dissolved add to hot soup, stir and serve.

Nutrition Facts

203.4 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 30.3g 10% DV; fat 6.8g 11% DV; cholesterol 8.4mg 3% DV; sodium 801.5mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2005
This chowder is absolutely wonderful. I come from New England and I adore clam chowder - but due to dietary restrictions I've had to give it up. I honestly thought I'd never get to enjoy another bowl of chowder for the rest of my life because what could possibly compare? But thanks to this recipe no more worries! I added about 2 cloves garlic along with the onion and put in about 1/2 tsp. of pepper rather than 1/8. But otherwise I didn't mess with the recipe. After 20 minutes of simmering the potatoes were not nearly cooked through. So I covered the pan and let it go for about 10 more minutes. Excellent excellent recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2003
Great creamy veggie soup very easy. Read More
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114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2005
This chowder is absolutely wonderful. I come from New England and I adore clam chowder - but due to dietary restrictions I've had to give it up. I honestly thought I'd never get to enjoy another bowl of chowder for the rest of my life because what could possibly compare? But thanks to this recipe no more worries! I added about 2 cloves garlic along with the onion and put in about 1/2 tsp. of pepper rather than 1/8. But otherwise I didn't mess with the recipe. After 20 minutes of simmering the potatoes were not nearly cooked through. So I covered the pan and let it go for about 10 more minutes. Excellent excellent recipe! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2004
This soup was wonderful I made some changes like adding boneless chicken breast to it then just before thicking it I added a can of cream corn the whole family is just wild about this soup I just finished making a canner full for a big family supper oh and I cut back on the salt a bit Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
I added more vegetables and added 1 large can of evaporated skim milk plus 1 cup skim milk (instead of the 3 cups of milk). This was loved by the whole family and with the extra vegetables the "thickness" of the soup didn't bother anyone. The problem was there wasn't any left over! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This is the pefect vegetable chowder! It lacked a little taste at first but I just added some chili flakes extra salt and garlic powder. heavenly and affordable. Definately a keeper. Yhank you!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
This was a good "cold winter's day" soup yet it seemed to lack a little something. It may be that I would have preferred it to be thicker (which I could certainly do next time by mashing the potatoes up a bit). I think I also cut the veggies too large. I think it would have been better if I had cut up the veggies into smaller (corn size) pieces and maybe I'll think of additional veggies to add. I think I will make this again. I'll use more pepper than I did this time (pepper suits this dish well). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
My family loved this but I found it a little too liquid-y. I was hoping it would be a little like the T.J.I Friday's Potato Soup which is a good deal thicker and seasoned. Although the soup was good I found the base too milky. Having said that though I'll certainly make it again. I served it with corn muffins. yum. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2003
Great creamy veggie soup very easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
This is my kid's favorite soup to eat. It's healthy easy and versatile. I sometimes add a can of corn or creamed corn during the last 5 minutes of cooking. I have made this soup probably more than 50 times. It's a regular at our house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2011
this is a very tasty soup but the name is a little misleading - there isn't anything creamy about this soup unless you make it with milk and a roux to start (which i will do next time i make it!!) however the ranch dressing mix has a great flavor to it without actually tasting like ranch dressing if that makes sense. i added lots of other veggies (peas broccoli cauliflower corn) and topped each bowl with some greated parm. i think a healthy amount of black pepper is a must too. was a great warm-up on an early chilly night here in the northeast! Read More
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