Bring vegetables and water to boil in saucepan on high heat. Cover; simmer on low heat 10 min., stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. (Do not drain.) Set aside.
Melt butter in separate large saucepan on low heat. Stir in flour; cook and stir 2 min. or until bubbly. Gradually stir in milk until blended. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring frequently; cook 1 to 2 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Simmer on low heat 5 min.
Add cheese; cook and stir 2 min. or until melted. Add corn and undrained cooked vegetables; cook 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. (Do not boil.)
Warm up on a chilly day with a serving of this hearty chowder.
Substitute KRAFT Sharp Cheddar Cheese for the CRACKER BARREL Cheese. Or, for a quick and easy alternative, use KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
Hearty Golden Chowder
Omit corn. Prepare soup as directed, substituting 2 cups KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese for the CRACKER BARREL Cheese and adding 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives along with the undrained vegetables.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 1 cup each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.