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    In the mood for soup? Try this Jersey Fresh Root Vegetable Chowder

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    There’s nothing better than a bowl of warm soup on a cold winter day. Try this delicious recipe from the folks at Jersey Fresh that’s chock full of root vegetables grown right here in the Garden State. Buy them wherever Jersey Fresh produce is sold.

    Ingredients

    3/4 lb bacon, chopped

    2 Jersey Fresh onions

    2 Jersey Fresh carrots

    4 Jersey Fresh celery ribs

    2 Jersey Fresh parsnips

    1 Jersey Fresh turnip

    1 Jersey Fresh sweet potato

    3 Jersey Fresh red potatoes

    3/4 cup all-purpose flour

    1/2 tsp salt

    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

    32 oz chicken broth

    1 cup half & half

    1/4 tsp hot sauce

    1 TB Worcestershire sauce

    2 bay leaves

    1/2 cup Jersey Fresh parsley, minced

    Directions

    30m prep time / 60m cook time

    1. Chop all of the vegetables
    2. In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined dish. Remove all but 3 TB of drippings in Dutch oven
    3. Add the onions, carrots, celery, parsnips and turnips to the Dutch oven. Cook and stir for 6-8 minutes or until fragrant
    4. Sprinkle vegetables with flour, salt and cayenne. Stir until blended
    5. Gradually add in the broth, mixing as you add. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring often
    6. Stir in the sweet potato, red potatoes, hot sauce, Worcestershire and bay leaves
    7. Reduce heat and cover. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender
    8. Remove bay leaves. Add the half & half, bacon and parsley. Stir until heated through.

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