I loved this chowder. I used 1 lb. hot italian sausage and substituted the hot sauce for a can of original ro tel, and used cheddar cheese instead of swiss. Turned out creamy and amazing.
Delicious! I have also made it with low fat cream of chicken soup, skim milk, low fat smoked sausage and reduced fat cheese. While not as rich, it still tasted yummy and hearty.