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Disclaimer! This is NOT Mennonite but if you add farmer sausage you can pretend!

Veggie chowder is a delicious and fairly healthy soup. I discovered the recipe on It's meatless so I add some Mennonite farmer sausage or Dutch rookworst to add some 'meat' for the man of the house.

Here's the recipe:

In this recipe, a variety of fresh vegetables are cooked in chicken broth and combined with a creamy cheddar cheese mixture which is seasoned with chopped parsley and ground black pepper.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Ready In: 50 Minutes

Makes: 6 - 8 servings


1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup margarine

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup cauliflower chopped

1 cup diced carrots

1 cup fresh chopped broccoli

3 cups water

3 cubes chicken bouillon

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese ( I only use 1 cup or so)

salt to taste

ground black pepper to taste

1 1/2 cups milk


1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute the pepper and onions in butter or margarine until tender.

2. Add remaining vegetables, water, bouillon, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer covered for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

3. Combine flour and milk until smooth; stir into pan. Bring soup to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Mix in the parsley. Just before serving, stir in the cheese until melted.


  1. HMMMMM...good. This looks yummy enough for my boys to enjoy! Thanks for the post. Soups are always welcome in my home. Thanks for the recipe post.

  2. yummo.......yup i would say that the sausage classifies it as mennonite........chuckle

  3. Rachel this soup looks great . .. your instructions are really professional and the pictures are so inviting.

  4. Oh dear....I cannot take credit for the professional instructions. It's been copied from another site :)

  5. well then you are smart. . for thinking to do that. .and yes you did give them credit.

  6. The soup looks yummy! And you are so right about adding the meat for the man of the house...I'm quite OK with just veggies.

  7. Hey made this soup the other day. I love trying new recipes but when I saw this I thought hmm maybe I better not. My hubby and I hate broccoli and cauliflower. But I think broccoli is very good for you so maybe we should eat it every now and then. Well I made it with the farmer sausage and let me tell you I loved it!! Hubby really enjoyed it too. Said the recipe is a keeper. Daughter can't get enough but my son is not as sold. So good thanks for sharing. :o)


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