Smokey Potato Chowder

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

I make this often in the cold months it's a very tasty potato chowder. All ingredients can be adjusted to suit taste. If you want a richer soup add in 1/2 cup whipping cream and use only 1-1/2 cups half and half.

Top Review by duonyte

Good and easy to make. I added a bay leaf and a few whole peppercorns to the broth. I also used the bacon only as a garnish, and added a couple of slices of minced smoked pork shoulder to the broth as it cooked - really upped the smoky flavor factor. Next time I won't use the paprika, as it turned my soup a little pink, just looked odd. I used evaporated milk instead of half and half, helps with the calories, but maintains the richness.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot fry the bacon until crisp; remove to a plate.
  2. Add in onions and garlic (if using) saute for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the chicken broth, potatoes, carrots and salt; cover and simmer until veggies are tender (about 10-15 minutes).
  4. Add in sage, black pepper, paprika and parsley flakes.
  5. In a small bowl whisk the flour with 1/4 cup half and half and add to the simmering chowder, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until blended.
  6. Add in the remaining 1-3/4 cups half and half; heat until thickened.
  7. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle in the soup; simmer for another 5-7 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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