Very easy to make. I halfed the recipe, added 1 stalk celery & extra onion also a little garlic powder & pepper. This recipe does need the little extras. My DDIL also DGDIL has made this recipe several times before I did, (I gave them the recipe.) We ate it at out DDIL. They also added celery & 1 or 2 carrots. My DH loved the chowder, I will be making this again.
I'm sorry Stacy that I wasn't able to give this recipe more than 1 star. While this soup is quick 'n easy to put together, it somehow lacked flavor. I found this soup really needed some added spice. To make it more flavorable and to thicken it up, so I added the following ingredients...one (14.75 ounce) can of cream corn, 1 stalk of celery (thinly sliced) 1 cup thinly sliced baby carrots, 1/2 tsp white pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder (but next time I'm going to add at least 3/4 tsp). I did add 9 cups of cubed potatoes (cut 3/4-inch in size) and I cooked this on HIGH for 5 hours in a 6-quart slow-cooker, and when it came to adding the cream cheese, I added 12 ounces (Yes I said 12 ounces) as I thought a bit more cream chesse would of thickened up the soup, but it did not, so then I added (8 ounces) of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus I added all the cooked bacon to the crock. One more thing I should add here...in order to get the cream cheese to blend into the soup better, I took as much of the broth as I could get, (along with the cream cheese) and blended it together in a blender. Then I poured it into a large saucepan, added the shredded cheese, and cooked it until the cheese had melted together, then I added it and the cooked crumbled bacon to the crock-pot, and made sure all was heated thru before serving. After adding the extra ingredients, I found this soup had a lot more flavor, and it thickened up nicely, and I then found this soup to be a 5 star recipe. Stacy I am glad to see others here enjoyed this recipe. We did too, but only after I had doctored it up to our liking.
Great Recipe! The whole family loved this soup. We used to order potato chowder when we went out but now I've noticed the kids don't any other except what mom makes. Thanks for the great recipe.
My family thought this was great! This deserves 5 stars just for how easy it is to make. Thanks so much for sharing, I'll definitely be making this one again and again.
My family enjoyed this chowder for our Sunday dinner. I did add corn & carrots to add some color & more flavors. I had to use water & boullions for broth. Thanks for sharing.
great recipe! Loved the taste, I added some seasonings (cumin, etc), celery and omitted one can of stock for cream of celery soup. Served with sour cream and cheese. My husband loved it!
Will definitely make this again!! I like that I could have the naked soup, which is nearly fat free using the right ingredients, and then add the cheese and bacon on top for the rest of the family. Using the low fat cream-of-whatever soup, neufchatel cheese and fat free broth, it's 4 WW pts per serving. And best of all, it's delicious!!! I sort of halved the recipe using half of everything but the cream-of-whatever soup (whole can) and broth (32 oz). I added 1 c frozen corn, which I thought the soup needed for texture. That's what brought it up to 4 points. Without it (and the cheese & bacon, of course!), it's only 3 points.
I was not impressed with this soup. It was just ok. The picture makes it look so good and tasty, however it lacked a strong flavor. It needed more spice and less cream.
This is SO good! Since I don't eat meat, I made it vegetarian: vegetable broth instead of chicken, cream of mushroom instead of cream of chicken, no bacon. Added a cup and a half of frozen corn after reading other reviews and it was awesome! Hubby who is a total carnivore and very picky loved it too. Easy and delicious! Thanks Stacylu!