Broccoli Chowder

Makes Four Servings
Takes 1 hour
Dinner, Entrée, Lunch, Michele, Soup, Vegetarian Option

A literal staple of my childhood. Creamy, fatty, delicious. This broccoli chowder is a full meal.


  • 1 pound fresh broccoli
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup chopped cooked ham
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 ½ cups grated Swiss cheese (6-ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash broccoli; remove leaves and coarse stem ends.
  • Pour chicken broth into large pot and bring to boil.
  • Add broccoli and reduce to medium heat.
  • Simmer uncovered for 3 minutes.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until broccoli is just tender.
  • Remove broccoli with slotted spoon and chop into bite-size pieces.
  • Add milk, ham, and pepper to stock; bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in cheese, butter, and broccoli.
  • Heat until cheese is melted.
  • Add salt to taste. Do not boil. Serve hot.





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