Cheese and Corn Chowder

Source: What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings per recipe: 6

You can easily make this classic dish at your own home!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups potatoes (diced)
  • 1 cup carrots (sliced)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can cream-style corn
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, non-fat
  • 1/2 cup cheddar or American cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons diced green pepper as garnish, optional
  • Top with shake of paprika, optional

Materials

Cutting board & sharp knife, measuring cups & spoons, 2-3 quart saucepan, grater

Instructions

1. Combine potatoes, carrots, celery, onion in 2-3 quart sauce pan. Add 1 cup water. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.

2. Add corn and pepper. Cook 5 more minutes or until vegetables are cooked.

3. Add milk and cheese. Stir until cheese melts and chowder is heated through. Do not boil.

4. Top with optional diced green pepper and paprika.

4. Serve hot.

More About Carrots

How to Select

Choose well-shaped, smooth, firm, crisp carrots with deep color and fresh, green tops. Avoid soft, wilted or split carrots.

How to Store

Refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes. Carrots can last 4-5 months if packed in moist sand and stored in a cold root cellar at 32-40 degrees.

How to Prepare

Rinse with cold water. Trim off tops & bottoms. Add to salads, have as a snack with dip. Carrots can be steamed, microwaved, roasted or boiled until tender.