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Cheese Chowder

Cheese ChowderThis hearty and satisfying cheese chowder with carrots, celery, green onions, red potatoes and two types of cheese, Swiss and sharp cheddar is sure to please.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 to 3 tablespoons butter
3 cups diced carrots
1 cup sliced celery
3/4 cup chopped green onions
4 cups peeled, diced round red potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 (10.5-ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups (2%) low-fat milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup Chablis or other dry white wine
3/4 cup shredded Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup shredded Wisconsin Swiss cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add carrots, celery, and green onions; sauté 8 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until tender.
  3. Place flour in a bowl. Gradually add milk, blending with a wire whisk; add to pan.
  4. Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg; cook 2 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Add wine; cook 1 minute.
  6. Remove from heat; add cheeses, stirring until cheeses melt.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.