Do you have certain recipes you pull out the moment fall vegetables are in season? As soon as I see parsnips and other fall vegetables in the produce aisle, I pull out some of my favorite recipes. One recipe that has become a staple during the fall and winter months is my Fall Vegetable Chowder. It is one of those recipes that is very healthy, but you wouldn’t know from the taste. It is just one of those recipes that when you have family over, you better not expect to have leftovers. At least, that is what happened to me the last time I made this recipe when my husband’s family was visiting our apartment in New Jersey!
Oddly enough, my Fall Vegetable Chowder Recipe is the only vegetable soup I will eat. I was never fan of vegetable soup as a kid, and I generally just avoided it whenever it was served at home or at friend’s houses. This soup, however, is different. It is rich, creamy, and just a tad bit spicy. It really warms you up during a cold fall or winter day! If you like very spicy soups, just add in a bit more cayenne pepper. Be warned, however, that a little does go a long way with this soup, as we learned when experimenting.
As well, my Fall Vegetable Chowder Recipe is very nutritious and full of fiber, making it a well balanced meal for those who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. While I would love to say I came up with this recipe myself, I only modified the original recipe that came from one of my favorite cookbooks – The Winter Vegetarian by Darra Goldstein. I cannot tell you how awesome this cookbook is, especially if you are someone like me that prefers vegetarian recipes that aren’t with heavily processed vegetable products. I know technically many of these products are vegetarian, but I prefer eating the real thing, no more processed than my cooking, when I choose to eat vegetarian dishes!
I hope you enjoy my Fall Vegetable Chowder Recipe as much as my family. If you try it out, please tell me what you think!
Fall Chowder Recipe
Fall Vegetable Chowder Recipe Yield: 6-8 Servings
- 2 Sweet Onions
- 3–4 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 4 Large Parsnips
- 3 Whole Red Potatoes Chopped
- 4 cups Water
- 2 cups Fresh Spinach Chopped
- 2 cups Milk
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (more if you like hot dishes)
- 1/4 cup Fresh Dill
- 2–3 Tablespoons Salted Butter
- Cheddar Cheese (optional)
- Chop up parsnips and onions in a little food chopper. Do not mix; keep in separate bowls.
- Melt butter in stockpot, then place onions and garlic in butter. Saute for 8 minutes.
- Place parsnips and potatoes into the mixture. Stir and cook in butter mixture for another 3 minutes.
- Add water to the vegetables and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Place spinach, milk, cayenne pepper, pepper, and dill into the pot. Simmer with top off for another 10 minutes.
- Serve hot; top with cheddar cheese if desired.
This sounds and looks really good!
Sue Invegas says
This sounds amazing! Now I want to make some!!! 🙂
Melinda Dunne says
Oh my gosh this sounds fantastic! I love making soup and chowder!
Sheila Bell says
wow, this sounds so good! chowder always makes a great Fall day even better! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe
That looks SO good! I love a good chowder! Thanks for sharing!
Lindsay Baker says
I'm going to have to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing!
Alaina Bullock says
Another awesome recipe! Thank you! It has been forever since I have had a good chowder! Going to give it a try!
yum…. guess what? i have a bowl exactly like that hehehhe
Kelly R says
Thank you so much for this recipe, It looks so yummy
Alaina Bullock says
Just wanted to stop back by and tell you I made this last night, and it was FANTASTIC! Thanks again!
Susan Bewley says
So glad you liked it! =^-^=
One of my favorite things about fall is soup! Thanks for sharing a wonderful new recipe!
It sounds yummy and the picture looks really good.
rj's mama says
looks easy and fast to cook. will try this and add more cayenne pepper 🙂
I love that it is vegitable…chowder always seems to be seafood and I hate seafood – thanks for the recipe
Looks amazing! I love cooking so much in the cooler temps!
YUM! This sounds really good
Am I in Heaven? This soup, looks and sounds…..well, heavenly! I am so adding this to my must make fall recipes! Thank you for sharing it 🙂
Patty A says
This sounds absolutely delicious to me!
I don't cook but this is something I would try. I also never had Parsnips before.
Candy Olivares says
What a fantastic post. I am loving these posts on the fall veggies. I'm learning so much!
Susan Bewley says
So glad you like them!
I haven't tried making this and maybe one recipe that I will try to do 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
This sounds delicious, I love chowders
Oh my does this soup look good! I can't wait to try it!
Wow, that looks delicious! I don't really like onions but the rest of it sounds great.
Susan Bewley says
I’ve made it without the onions before and it turned out great. I just put in more parsnips and a bit of carrots 🙂
This sounds delicious! I am going to have to try it!
Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack says
This looks yummy
Jenn [ Crippled Girl ] says
Ashley S says
This looks absolutely amazing. I am really going to have to try this!
Im not a huge soup fan and I’ve never had parsnips but this sounds good
Ronni Keller says
I'm going to wait about 1 more month and then try this… it's still high 80's here in Vegas but it looks really good!!
Shelly b says
Sounds delicious. I love a good potato chowder and will definitely have to try out your fall soup.
Tiffany R says
this looks and sounds amazing!
Kortney Picker says
This looks amazing! I love chowder so a good vegetable chowder would be great for the fall!