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Two-Potato Chowder

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Two-Potato Chowder
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4
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Treat yourself to this sweet chowder that’s made using two types of potatoes - perfect for dinner.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon margarine or butter
1
medium onion, chopped
1
celery stalk, thinly sliced
1
garlic clove, minced
2
medium potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 cups)
2
small sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 cups)
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve vegetable broth
2
cups milk
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
cup sliced green onions

Directions

  • 1 Melt margarine in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 2 Add white potatoes, sweet potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 3 In medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the milk and flour; mix until smooth. Stir in remaining milk, salt and ground red pepper until well mixed. Stir into soup; cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until bubbly and thickened, stirring constantly.
  • 4 To serve, ladle soup into 4 individual soup bowls. Sprinkle each with green onions.
Tips  

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, an antioxidant which is converted into vitamin A by the body. Major food sources of vitamin A and beta-carotene include carrots, pumpkin, spinach, cantaloupe, red bell peppers, apricots and collard greens.

Sprinkle each serving with oyster crackers or fish-shaped Cheddar crackers.

For a heartier chowder, add 1 cup Frozen Sweet Peas, thawed, with the milk.

Complement this sweet soup with crisp breadsticks and a fresh fruit salad garnished with mint.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
50
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
910mg
38%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
,
Sugars
14g
)
Protein
8g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
280%
280%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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