Need a hearty dinner when it's cold outside? Make this cheesy vegetable-and-ham chowder.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a large saucepan or pot, combine water, potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

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For Cheese Sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Stir in flour and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

  • Add cheese to sauce and cook and stir until melted. Add cheese sauce to vegetable mixture. Stir in corn and ham. Heat through, but don't boil. Ladle into soup bowls and top with additional pepper, if you like. Makes 6 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Note:

Reduce the fat and sodium in this cheesy soup by using less cheese and ham.

Nutrition Facts

487 calories; 28 g total fat; 101 mg cholesterol; 1196 mg sodium. 34 g carbohydrates;

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