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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 222.2
  • Total Fat: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.6 mg
  • Sodium: 881.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 17.9 g

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Low-Fat Cheddar Chowder

Submitted by: EMMJAE

Introduction

This version only has 225 calories per serving! This version only has 225 calories per serving!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups boiling water
    2 cups 1% milk
    2 cups diced potatoes
    1/2 cup chopped cauliflower
    1/2 cup diced celery
    1/4 cup chopped onions
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1/4 cup low-calorie margarine
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    2 cups shredded low-fat cheddar
    1 cup cubed lean ham

Directions

Heat water in a large pot.
Add the potatoes, cauliflower, celery, onion, salt and pepper to boiling water.
Cover and cook over med-high heat for 10 minutes. Do not drain!
In a medium-sized sauce pan, melt margarine then add flour. Slowly add milk while whisking mixture.
Allow the sauce to thicken, then add to the veggie mixture.
Slowly stir in the cheddar until melted, add ham cubes and stir.
Do not bring soup back to boil.
You can serve immediately if you like, I like to transfer the soup to my slow cooker and leave it on low heat until ready to eat.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMMJAE.






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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    So good and so wonderful to be eating so few calories! I didn't add ham and used broccoli instead of cauliflower. I served this to my family today and everyone loved it. Thanks for such a great recipe! - 11/1/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Good - next time I will double the cauliflower to stretch it out a bit, and maybe some garlic. Was great with a roll and a salad. - 1/7/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have cauliflower so I subbed broccoli instead and added corn instead of ham. Delicious! - 2/1/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Simple, easy recipe, with every day ingredients. I actually used chopped, frozen onions, celery, & green peppers, along with potatoes, chopped bacon instead of ham, and the other ingredients. Very tasty! Wish I had some cauliflower available - would have been a nice touch. Love it though! - 8/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I read the comments about adding the parmesean cheese so that is what I did and it was delish... - 1/7/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very very good! I just added on teaspoon of cornstarch to the margarine-flour-milk mixture to make it thicker and used broccoli. Turned out really nice! - 2/8/10

    Reply from EMMJAE (2/22/10)
    Thanks everyone for all the nice comments on my recipe :) I'm making it tonight and am glad to see lots of other liked it!


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this probably 10 times now! I love it!!! Each time I make it though I play around with it by adding more cauliflower, adding broccoli, omitting the potatoes, chopping things big, chopping things small...every time it tastes just a little bit different but always GREAT. - 7/21/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 4/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just made this, yummy! As a vegetarian, I left out the ham and it was delicious. - 4/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I added 1cp. corn, more onions, added parm. cheese, and decreased the cheddar by 1/2 cp. Added a clove of garlic and red pepper flakes. Very good on a cold day. I will try this with other veggie combos too. - 4/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made it tonight and LOVED it!! Instead of ham, I added chicken breast. - 11/13/07

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  • I also used broccoli instead of cauliflower and added minced garlic to the veggies, then added mustard powder when I added the milk. Even using fat free milk this still was rich, creamy and really a 'comfort food' dinner! - 2/26/11

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  • Made as entered forst time. Will try with broccoli next time - 2/25/11

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  • This was fabulous! Added some dried mustard to the white sauce and swapped the onion for leeks as that was what I had. Successful with my picky eaters although it only did them 4 servings not 6. If 6 would need a bread roll or similar. - 2/24/11

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  • Made this last night, simple and delicious! Was a bit thicker than I expected so will thin it out a little by maybe adding a little more water. I only changed the milk by making it w/skim. Daughter said lacked seasoning; will try w/garlic as several suggested. - 2/8/11

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  • Very, very tasty just as is! I let the milk mixture thicken on low, whisking frequently, for about 15 minutes. Will try again with less potato and more cauliflower. - 2/3/11

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  • LOVED IT.... FOUND IT HARD NOT TO EAT THE WHOLE THING BY MYSELF. - 2/3/11

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  • This recipe was indeed wonderful! I added some broccoli, but otherwise followed the ingredients to the T. Just the perfect thing during this winter storm! YUM! - 2/3/11

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  • I tried this recipe yesterday (home because of a snow day). Everyone in the family loved it. I will be making it again for Super Bowl at a friends house Sunday.!! - 2/3/11

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  • A good recipe to use up all the leftover veggies in the fridge!! I used broccoli & left out the ham since I'm watching my sodium. - 2/3/11

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  • Yummy, one for the whole family. - 2/3/11

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  • I usually don't like/eat chowder, but wanted to use up our cauliflower and SURPRISE!!! It was DELICIOUS!!! Thanks! - 2/2/11

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  • My family loved this!!! - 2/1/11

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  • This sounds like a fabulous winter chowder - can't wait to try it! - 2/1/11

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  • Getting cauliflower in my winter CSA box today. Will definitely try this out this week!! - 2/1/11

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