Low-Fat Cheddar Chowder

Low-Fat Cheddar Chowder

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


    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


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
    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
    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
    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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