Hearty Cheese and Salmon Chowder

Cheese and Salmon Chowder
(Photo by Diana Rattray)
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings
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Serve this thick and hearty salmon chowder with crackers or crusty rolls and a tossed salad. The chowder takes just minutes to prepare and cook with a simple roux, canned salmon, and cooked vegetables.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups potatoes (cooked and diced)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen peas (cooked)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) salmon (boned, drained, and flaked)
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese (shredded)

How to Make It

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add celery and saute until tender, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the flour to the celery mixture; blend well and continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in the milk and place the pan back over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  3. Add the cooked potatoes, peas, and salmon. Heat through then stir in cheese just until melted.