Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cauliflower & Ham Chowder

Cauliflower & Ham Chowder in the Grandma Jo's Soup Kettle.  

Cauliflower Ham Chowder (p. 168)

3 cups frozen chopped cauliflower, thawed
2 cups (one 16 oz can) Healthy request chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced celery
1 1/2 cups (one 12 fluid ounce can) Carnation Evap skim milk
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) diced Dubuque 97% fat-free ham or any extra lean ham
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced fat cheddar cheese

In a large saucepan, combine cauliflower, chicken broth, onion, and celery.
Bring mixture to a boil.

Lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes
or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

Pour 1 1/2 cups of hot mixture into a blender container.
Cover and process on High for 15 to 20 seconds
or until mixture is smooth.

Pour blended mixture back into saucepan.

In a covered jar, combine evaporated skim milk and flour.
Shake well to blend.

Add milk mixture to cauliflower mixture.

Mix well to combine. Stir in ham and cheddar cheese.

Lower heat and simmer for about 1o minutes or

until mixture is heated through and cheese melts,

stirring occasionally.

HINT: Thaw cauliflower by placing in a colander and rinsing under hot water for one minute.

serves 4 (1 1/4 cups)

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 meat, 2 Vegetable, 1 Skim Milk

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