Spicy Mexican Cheese Chowder

Veggies provide a simple addition to this spicy cheese chowder. A perfect Mexican dinner that’s ready in 20 minutes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 3
 

Ingredients

1
can (14 oz) fat-free chicken broth with 33% less sodium
1
bag (1 lb) frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower
1
cup fat-free (skim) milk
2
tablespoons cornstarch
4
oz Mexican prepared cheese product with jalapeño peppers (from 16-oz loaf), cut into cubes

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat broth to boiling over high heat. Stir in frozen vegetables. Return to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix milk and cornstarch until smooth.
  • 3 Stir cornstarch mixture into vegetable mixture, cooking and stirring until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. If desired, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat broth to boiling over high heat. Stir in frozen vegetables. Return to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix milk and cornstarch until smooth.
  • 3 Stir cornstarch mixture into vegetable mixture, cooking and stirring until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. If desired, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

You can turn down the heat by using cheese without the peppers in this quick and hearty chowder.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
810mg
810%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.