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Southwestern Chowder

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4 servings

A Healthy Living chowder recipe? Yes, please! This one is made with salsa, beans and veggies—and it's ready to serve in just 20 minutes.

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  • Mix broth, salsa, beans and corn in 3-quart saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat.
  • Add macaroni , zucchini and cumin; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 6 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  • Spoon into 4 soup bowls; top each serving with 2 Tbsp. cheese. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Special Equipment Needed

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Substitute canned black beans or pinto beans for kidney beans.


  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of fiber
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 2 Vegetable
  • 1 Meat (L)
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Relax and enjoy a steaming bowl of hearty chowder made with kidney beans, a good source of fiber.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 320
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 1110mg
Carbohydrate 48g
Dietary fiber 8g
Sugars 10g
Protein 21g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 8 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extreamlly healthy recipe! Extreamlly healthy recipe! Lots of fiber and it allowed me to add more! I used the basis recipe then added a can of rinsed black bean and garbanza beans. used a full cup of macaroni and traded zucchini for some carrots and celery. By the time I was finished I had more of a very filling stew. It was very good. My husband, who used to be a meat and potatoe man, really said it was good enouph that he really did'nt mind giving up the meat for a healthy great tasting dish like this! Wow!
Date published: 2010-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I thought this recipe was very good and very very easy when crunched for time. I thought this recipe was very good and very very easy when crunched for time. I added a little more cumin and some minced garlic. We topped it with cheese, crushed chips, sour cream and cilantro. I like the recipe just the way it is, but would like to add a little chicken just for a change. I hope everyone tries this easy breezy recipe and enjoys it as much as we did. I will definitely be making it again!!!!!
Date published: 2006-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OH yeah! OH yeah! Good stuff! We have Lenten soup & sandwich service on Wednesday evenings...I just got home, hit the website and got my copy of the recipe before I got my shoes off! It was made just like the recipe, I believe, and enjoyed by all, male and female...empty crockpot for sure!
Date published: 2006-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YUMMY! YUMMY!!!!! Very versatile as you can make it with whatever canned beans you have on hand and you can also make it hot or mild or 'suicidal' with whatever spices you have in the pantry ... a winner in my household (and a great way to use up any veggies left in the crisper!)
Date published: 2003-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this last night and it was delicious. I made this last night and it was delicious. I doubled the pasta, and added chopped onion and a can of black beans. I didn't have zucchini, so I left it out. It turned out nice and thick. I'll definitely make this again :)
Date published: 2011-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good! Very Good! Easy to make; full of flavor; very filling! I garnished with a small dollop of sour cream - rather than chopped cilantro. The sour cream made the soup almost-creamy. Great keeper recipe.
Date published: 2006-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family really enjoyed this recipe! My family really enjoyed this recipe!!! I did not have zucchini so I replaced it with potatoes. I served this wonderful chowder with biscuits & butter. We will certainly have this again!
Date published: 2006-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This recipe went together so easily that it was ready before I was! This recipe went together so easily that it was ready before I was! Hit with the family - added baked chicken, cubed - but will try again as is!
Date published: 2007-01-20
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