Smashed Potato Chowder With Variations

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 29 mins

How can you miss with a great potato offering when the weather is crummy or just plain cold. This recipe even comes with variations except the guy in your life making it for you with a hot drink and a foot massage for dessert (as if!).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine potato, sweet pepper, garlic, and black pepper.
  2. Stir in broth.
  3. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  4. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until potato is tender.
  5. Use a potato masher to mash potatoes slightly.
  6. Stir in bacon, 1-1/2 cups of the cheese, the whipping cream, and green onion; heat through.
  7. To serve, ladle soup into bowls.
  8. Top each serving with sour cream and remaining cheese.
  9. Makes 8 main-dish servings.
  11. Smashed Potato Chowder with Ham:
  12. Prepare as above, except substitute 1-1/2 cups chopped, cooked ham for the bacon.
  13. Smashed Potato Chowder with Beans:
  14. Prepare as above, except substitute shredded carrot for the sweet pepper. Add one 15-ounce can cannellini (white kidney beans) or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained, after mashing the potatoes. Substitute 2 teaspoons dried dill for the green onion.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made the "ham" variation, and we really loved this! So filling....a real comfort food. Thanks for sharing! Made for Rookie tag game!

5 5

This is really great chowder! Very filling and full of bursting flavour! I made exactly as written, no omisisons or substitutions. Thanks for posting.

5 5

Great soup! I left out the onions, otherwise made as specified. The yellow pepper and garlic gave this such a rich and hearty flavor. We all really enjoyed this soup - thanks for posting the recipe!