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Veggie Chowder and other Budget-Friendly Soups to make this Winter

Updated: May 28, 2020

Get cozy this Winter without having to break the bank with these budget-friendly soup recipes.

Each soup is made with simple, inexpensive ingredients but still packs a seasonal punch.

Another popular article last month, so I'm sharing another healthy, affordable recipe with you.

Packed with potatoes, carrots and corn, this soup is a great healthy dinner choice. It's not too heavy, so it also makes a nice light partner for a sandwich ~ Vicki Kerr, Portland Maine

*** NOTE ***

The last step in the recipe is to sprinkle with some Bacon Bits. For those of you that want a vegetarian veggie chowder, DON'T add the bacon bits :)


2 cups cubed peeled potatoes

2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 cup chopped carrots

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn

1 can (12 ounces) fat-free evaporated milk

3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons bacon bits


  • In a large saucepan, combine potatoes, broth, carrots and onion; bring to a boil.

  • Reduce heat

  • Simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  • Add corn, milk, cheese, mushrooms and pepper

  • cook and stir 4-6 minutes longer or until heated through

  • Sprinkle with bacon bits.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 191 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 505mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Cheers to a hearty bowl of soup and a healthy affordable meal ~ Mary

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