Veggie Cheesy Chowder

veggie chowder

 

1/2 head of cauliflower

2 broccoli heads

5 smallish potatoes, peeled

small bag of shredded carrots

1-2 cups milk

1 stick margarine

8 oz shredded cheese ( I use Touch of Philadelphia Shredded Three Cheese)

1/2 large block of Velveeta

 

 

Cut into small pieces and boil first 4 ingredients in large pot.

When  vegetables are tender add milk, margarine and cheeses (do not drain off water first)

Stir over low heat until blended.

Remove cup of hot liquid (no veggies) and add couple of large spoonfuls of flour or cornstarch, mixing well.

Return to pot and simmer until thick. Season with salt or favorite seasoning mix.

 

Cheesy Asparagus with Potatoes and Rice

Cheesy Asparagus Rice

1 cup frozen mixed peppers and onions

1 stick butter (or margarine)

12 oz frozen small hashbrown potatoes, microwaved until thawed

1 can cream of broccoli soup

1/2 can petite diced tomatoes, drained well

1 can or jar of asparagus, drained and chopped into small pieces

4 oz velveeta cheese

1 cup instant rice, cooked

 

Saute the peppers and onions in melted butter. Add thawed potatoes and simmer until thick and translucent. Add soup, tomatoes, asparagus, cheese and rice.

Mix well and pour into casserole dish.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Stir and serve.

This is another basic “everything but the kitchen sink” recipe. Black olives or water chestnuts would also be good to add.Cream of anything soup could be substituted. Different types of shredded cheese could be used.

I love recipes that can be added to or taken from, depending on your personal taste. This one is very similar to my other asparagus recipe. I just wanted to post it to show other possibilities.

And bonus points for using a glass jar of asparagus- it had a neat shape and I will be making some sort of candle holder with it!