Smashed Potato Chowder With Variations

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 59mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine potato, sweet pepper, garlic, and black pepper.
  • Stir in broth.
  • Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  • Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until potato is tender.
  • Use a potato masher to mash potatoes slightly.
  • Stir in bacon, 1-1/2 cups of the cheese, the whipping cream, and green onion; heat through.
  • To serve, ladle soup into bowls.
  • Top each serving with sour cream and remaining cheese.
  • Makes 8 main-dish servings.
  • VARIATIONS:
  • Smashed Potato Chowder with Ham:
  • Prepare as above, except substitute 1-1/2 cups chopped, cooked ham for the bacon.
  • Smashed Potato Chowder with Beans:
  • 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.
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