Potato-Bacon Chowder

Total Time
30 mins
30 mins

A satisfying comfort food that can be jazzed-up with the same toppings you would put on a baked potato (cheese, green onions, bacon). This is a great soup for a pot-luck, because it is universally enjoyed by kids and adults. NOTE: The original version called for Half 'N Half, but I've found that milk works just fine.

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  1. Prepare vegetables; dice onion and celery. Peel and dice potatoes into small pieces.
  2. Saute onion and celery in butter about 8 minutes over low heat until softened.
  3. Add potatoes and chicken broth. Simmer 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  4. Add cream cheese to soup (Hint: pour some of the hot soup into a mixing bowl with cream cheese; whisk to blend, and then pour this back into the soup pot).
  5. Add chopped bacon and milk (if you like a richer soup, use Half-n-Half instead of milk).
  6. Option - add a pkg. of frozen broccoli, cooked, drained and chopped, or a package of frozen corn.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve with additional toppings (cheese, chopped green onions, bacon).