Skinny Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

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Ingredients:

1 tbsp. butter

1/2 white onion, diced

3 large carrots (or 20 small baby carrots), grated

3 celery stalks, diced

4 garlic coves, minced

4 cups chicken broth

4 potatoes, diced

1 tbsp. flour

1/2 cup water

1 cup skim milk

2 cups broccoli, diced

1 cup cauliflower, diced

10 mushrooms, chopped

1/2 cup cheddar cheese

 

1. In a large saucepan, heat the butter.  Add the onion, celery and carrots.  Heat for a few minutes.

2. Add the garlic and sauté for a few minutes.  Next add the broth and potatoes, heat for 15 minutes or so until the potatoes are soft.

3. Mix the flour and water in a small bowl and slowly add to the soup pot.  Once it is thickened a bit, add the broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms.

4. Heat for another 7 minutes or until the new vegetables are soft. Take the pot off the burner, add the cheese and eat when the cheese is melted!

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