Roasted Vegetable Chowder


3 small zucchini, chopped small
1 sweet red bell pepper, chopped small
1 large yam, chopped small
2 stalks celery, chopped small
3 carrots, shredded
3 roma tomatoes, chopped small
3 white potatoes, chopped small
1 cup frozen green beans, finely chopped
1 medium-sized sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
4 ounces Italian sausage link
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon parsley
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
1 cup milk


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
Combine all of the vegetables, olive oil, and seasonings, tossing to coat the vegetables thoroughly.
Place in 9x13 baking pan and roast uncovered in pre-heated oven for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove casing from the sausage and brown the meat in a skillet until thoroughly cooked. Set aside until vegetables are finished roasting.
Add roasted vegetables, sausage, and chicken broth to a large pot and simmer together for 45 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Mix flour thoroughly into the milk and stir into soup mixture. Bring to a gentle boil, then turn down to lowest simmer and allow to cook for another 15 minutes before serving.


Chowders are a great way to use up extra vegetables, and many can be served either hot or chilled. This makes them a convenient warm weather dish as well as a comforting meal on a cold winter day. Roasting the vegetables beforehand gives this chowder a distinctive flavor that is sure to please. Serve with a crusty French bread or folded flat bread and enjoy! This chowder also freezes very well, so go ahead and split it into containers to pull out of the freezer on a busy day when you don't have time to cook something from scratch


8 servings


Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 1:55pm

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