FamilyFun favorite: Chilly evenings are setting in…time to get your soup on! Try our recipe for scrumptiously cheesy chowder.
CHEESY POTATO-AND-LEEK CHOWDER
21/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
2 leeks, white and light green parts, washed and thinly sliced
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup whipping cream
3 cups grated cheddar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of cayenne
Minced fresh chives (optional)
1. Combine the first five ingredients in the slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 hours on high or 4 to 5 hours on low, until the potatoes are tender.
3. Mash the soup with a potato masher or blend with an immersion blender. Add the cream. In a medium bowl, toss the cheese with the flour, then stir it into the soup along with the lemon juice. Cook until the soup is heated through, about 20 minutes more. Add the nutmeg, cayenne, and more salt and pepper to taste.
4. Serve with a sprinkle of chives, croutons, or both, if desired.
ACTIVE TIME: 20 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 2 HOURS 40 MINUTES (HIGH) TO 5 HOURS 40 MINUTES (LOW)
MAKES: 6 SERVINGS
Nutrition per serving: 542 calories, 23g protein, 35g fat (21g sat. fat), 36g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g sugar, 479mg calcium, 3mg iron, 937mg sodium