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cheesy-ham-chowder

Cheesy Ham Chowder

Ingredients
10 bacon strips, diced
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup diced carrots
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1-1/2 cups water
2-1/2 cups cubed potatoes
1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
Pepper to taste
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham

Directions
In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. In the drippings, saute onion and carrots until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add milk and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Add the potatoes, corn, bouillon and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add cheese and ham; heat until cheese is melted. Stir in bacon. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheesy Ham Chowder

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tortilla-chicken-bean-soup

Tortilla Chicken Bean Soup

Ingredients
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed chicken with rice soup, undiluted
1-1/3 cups water
1 cup salsa
1 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen diced cooked chicken, thawed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream

Directions
In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Cook over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes or until heated through. Serve with tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream. Yield: 5 servings.

Recipe found here: Tortilla Chicken Bean Soup

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Best Seafood Chowder

Best Seafood Chowder

Ingredients
1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
2 medium onions, chopped
6 cups cubed peeled potatoes
4 cups water
1 pound bay or sea scallops, quartered
1 pound lobster meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pound cod, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound haddock, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 quarts milk
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

Directions
In a large soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels; reserve drippings. Saute onions in drippings until tender. Add potatoes and water; bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes.

Add the scallops, lobster, shrimp, cod and haddock. Cook for 10 minutes or until scallops are opaque, shrimp turn pink and fish flakes easily with a fork. Add the butter, salt, parsley and curry powder. Stir in milk and evaporated milk; heat through. Garnish with bacon. Yield: 32 servings (8 quarts).

Recipe found here: Best Seafood Chowder

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Quick Savory Cheese Soup

Quick Savory Cheese Soup

Ingredients
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups 2% milk
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Minced chives, optional

Directions
In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper; stir until smooth. Gradually add milk; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add carrot and celery; simmer for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add to milk mixture and stir until blended. Add cheeses. Cook and stir until melted (do not boil). Garnish with chives if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Quick Savory Cheese Soup

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Tasty Taco Soup

Tasty Taco Soup

Ingredients
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning
2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) whole kernel corn, undrained
2 cans (15 ounces each) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
Tortilla chips and shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning, corn, beans and tomatoes. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Place tortilla chips in soup bowls; ladle soup over top. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).

Recipe found here: Tasty Taco Soup

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Vegetable Chowder

Vegetable Chowder

Ingredients
3 cups diced peeled potatoes
2-1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup grated carrots
2 celery ribs, diced
4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
3 cups water
3/4 cup butter, cubed
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
In a Dutch oven, combine the potatoes, broccoli, onion, carrots, celery, bouillon and water; simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add to vegetable mixture with the ham; simmer 10 minutes until heated through. Stir in cheese just until melted. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).

Recipe found here: Vegetable Chowder

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Baked Potato Cheddar Soup

Baked Potato Cheddar Soup

Ingredients
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
2 large potatoes, baked, peeled and coarsely mashed (1-1/2 pounds)
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, divided
Crumbled cooked bacon, optional

Directions
In a large saucepan, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the potatoes, 1/3 cup cheese, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream and 1/4 cup onions until blended. Cover; cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until heated through (do not boil). Garnish with remaining cheese and onions and, if desired, bacon. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Baked Potato Cheddar Soup

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