Carsyn’s Cheesy Confetti Chowder

This little beauty is my youngest granddaughter, Carsyn.  She will be 5 in a couple of weeks.  She is a little spitfire with a quick laugh and equally quick temper.  She loves this soup.  The colorful diced veggies look like confetti and it is cheesy and tasty.  It is a lot of chopping and peeling, cooking and stirring, but she is worth it!!!


1 pound smoked sausage, diced (I’ve used turkey, but regular works well, too)

1 med onion, diced

1/2 each red, green, and yellow pepper, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

2 carrots, diced

1 cup frozen sweet corn

3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

2 14-oz cans chicken broth

1 can evaporated skim milk

1/4 cup all purpose flour

8 oz Velveeta cheese cut into small cubes (or use “real” cheese, shredded, but Velveta melts better)

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine diced sausage, peppers, celery, carrots, corn, potatoes, and onion in soup pot with broth.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until all vegetables are soft.  Combine flour and evaporated milk, and stir (or shake in covered container) until all lumps are gone.  With heat on med-low, add milk mixture, stirring until thickened.  Remove from heat and stir in Velvetta (or shredded cheese).  Continue to stir until cheese is melted.

I’m not sure how many servings this makes – probably 6-8 1 cup servings (or 4 servings if Carsyn is coming over).


Filed under General Mumblings, Soup Nazi

29 responses to “Carsyn’s Cheesy Confetti Chowder

  1. Carsyn is a cutie, and the soup sounds amazing. I love chowder. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  2. winsomebella

    She is a doll! And the chowder looks good too…….

  3. She is a cutie and this chowder sounds yummy! My soups normally don’t turn out the best, but maybe I”ll have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. What a cutie and I love her name! Sounds like a recipe to try out, though will leave out sausage for daughter! yum yum

  5. Confetti chowder, not vegetable chowder…you sneaky cook. Love this and your granddaughter’s obvious spirit. What fun for you to have a (grand)daughter. We had girls and now we have a (grand)son. Nothing like it.

    • I know – sneaky. But my grandchidren are good vegetable eaters and they all love soup. GUess I know what I’ll be making a lot of when I go home for the holidays. I had 2 boys, so having granddaughters has been very nice for me.

  6. She looks like quite a character–so cute! As for the chowder, I couldn’t eat it, but I can see how people who eat normal food might enjoy it! 😉

  7. If I make this, will Carsyn come to my house to help eat it? I miss kids around the house, especially at Christmas.

    • If she knew you had some, she might. I do miss having children around the house…all the time. While I think my husband was happy to become empty nesters, I dreaded it. I will be so happy to get some great hugs and snuggles over the holidays.

      • I thought I was doing fine, but I’m having trouble this Christmas. It was ok with the kids at college – I knew they were coming home eventually. Now the oldest is out in the work world and will only be home as a visitor. Jeez, now I’ve got the waterworks going right here at my office – gotta go.

      • Oh, Peg. There, there….turn off the waterworks, dear. Let’s see. Maybe Darla would send you a kid or two for a little bit…well, maybe if her daughter is over the pneumonia. Her son needs to put some pants on, but he might be up for a visit, too.
        To me, Christmas (any of the regular holidays we “enjoy”) aren’t much fun without little ones – to see their excitement and joy – whether it is seeing the Christmas tree, finding the Easter eggs, or waving the sparklers – those things make the holidays bearable to me.
        I hope your kids will be home and your house filled with laughter. THe good thing about having kids as visitors….they do go home. And grandkids are THE. BEST. GIFTS. EVER.

  8. Beautiful girl and what an awesome name! 🙂

  9. love the “real” cheese delineation. sounds yummy…could i get mine with melted gruyere? continue…

  10. tsonoda148

    What a cutie pie, your Carsyn! Recipe sounds delightful and I will be trying it very soon. Thanks for sharing Katy!

  11. What a cool name for a recipe. Great way to get kids to eat their veggies. 🙂

    • Yes, it is a good way – my grandkids all pretty much like veggies. This soup is a very pretty soup – lots of pretty colors in a cheesy base. Yum Yum.

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