Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Cheesy Mexican Vegetable Chowder Recipe

Dec 17, 2014

Cheesy Mexican Vegetable Chowder Recipe

This meatless soup is full of Mexican flavors and cheesy goodness! Perfect 30 minute meal for any day of the week!


This meatless soup is full of Mexican flavors and cheesy goodness! Perfect 30 minute meal for any day of the week! Cheesy Mexican Vegetable Chowder from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!



Happy Wednesday everyone! I have today's post, and one on Saturday from my sister, Shannon, then I'll be taking a week off from blogging for Christmas! I'm looking forward to getting in the kitchen, spending time with my family and relaxing! I'm taking 5 days off from my regular job too, which both are much needed! I hope you have a fabulous holiday!


I am absolutely in love with today's recipe! I whipped it up from ingredients in my fridge and pantry when I was too lazy to leave the house and go grocery shopping! I am such a homebody on the weekends, so it was nice to not venture out in this chilly MN weather! I ended up bringing leftovers to work the next day, and both my brother and sister loved this recipe too!

We love Mexican flavors, and this soup has all that and more! It's full of veggies and cheese. So fresh, but yet so comforting. Perfect for a cold day with some crusty bread or crackers! 

Enjoy!

Cheesy Mexican Vegetable Chowder (click here to print recipe)

What you need:
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, sliced
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup bell pepper, diced
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
1/2 cup flour
3 cups taco or Mexican style shredded cheese
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper

Directions:
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add the carrots, celery, onion and bell pepper, saute for about 4-5 minutes. Stir in the corn, cumin, chili powder and season with salt and pepper. Saute for another 2-3 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth, and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Whisk together the milk and flour and pour into the soup. Then add cheese and cilantro. Simmer until the soup has thicken and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve!


This meatless soup is full of Mexican flavors and cheesy goodness! Perfect 30 minute meal for any day of the week! Cheesy Mexican Vegetable Chowder from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

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This recipe is shared at: Love Bakes Good Cakes, A Dish of Daily Life, The Better BakerThe Gunny SackMemories by the Mile

15 comments:

  1. What a great easy weekday dinner idea!

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  2. Oh, this sounds so good! Love that it is chock full of hearty veggies. :)

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  3. That looks perfect for these chilly winter nights!

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  4. Between all of the vegetables and seasonings, this sounds delicious!

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  5. Love soup, especially Mexican ones!

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  6. This is just straight up comfort right here!

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  7. That looks wonderful! We love chowder and also mexican flavors!

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  8. I really think my family would love this! Pinning to save for later - great recipe!

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  9. It's funny how the cold weather can actually force us to be more creative in the kitchen. This thrown together recipe looks fantastic!

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  10. I think taking a break from blogging is a good idea from time to time. This soup looks awesome.

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  11. This looks so warm and comforting! I love how quick it is too...perfect for a chilly weeknight!

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  12. I love that you whipped this up from friendly ingredients on hand and I love the Mexican flair - just my style! Looks super yummy!

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  13. We love Mexican flavors too and I am the same way with soup...sometimes I just throw things together and it works! Your soup looks awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays...pinning and sharing! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a fabulous 2015!
    PS. I am taking a little break from posting myself...hoping to do some fix up work on my blog...and catching up on my commenting too! :)

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  14. Oh delicious! I will be pinning this & making this soon! And I love that bowl so pretty!

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