Two Potato Chowder

My step mom made this soup for us last year when we were visiting. It’s very tasty and filling. And, it’s easy to whip up! Don’t forget the shredded cheese and bacon to sprinkle on top of the soup when you serve it. This will warm you up to the core on these cold and nasty days we’ve been having!

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Two Potato Chowder

Yield: 6-8


1 Tbsp butter
1 onion chopped
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 medium pototoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 (14 1/2 oz) can vegetable or chicken broth
2 c milk
3 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
Dash ground cayenne
sliced green onions
cheddar cheese
crumbled bacon


Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Add white potatoes, sweet potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

In medium bowl combine 1/2 cup of the milk and flour; mix until smooth. Stir in remaining milk, salt and cayenne until well mixed. Stir into soup; cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until bubbly and thickened, stirring constantly.

To serve, ladle soup into 4 individual soup bowls. Sprinkle each with green onions, cheeese and bacon.

Recipe from my Step Mom

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12 Responses to “Lemon Cilantro Potato Salad”

  1. #
    Kaloula — March 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    That looks really good, a new take on potato salad..can’t wait to try it out!

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    Brisbane Baker — March 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Mmm I like potato salad and with coriander yum!

  3. #
    yumventures — March 31, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Lemon and cilantro are the perfect couple! I love your story — I have a notebook with family recipes in it with names like “Christina’s Dip” or “Mary’s Potato Salad” (yes, I have a potato salad lady too!). I feel that it is only fitting to name the dish after them 🙂

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    holly2460 — March 31, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    That looks great! We are having the in-laws over Friday night and grilling burgers and I think this will be a perfect side!

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    Nancy — March 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Hubby’s Mom here: for those who don’t like cilantro (and I know, hard to believe there are people who don’t like it), you can substitute basil. This potato salad is really good either way.

  6. #
    Cara — March 31, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    This sounds wonderfully fresh and flavorful. I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise-y potato salad so this sounds great!

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    We Are Not Martha — March 31, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Oooh potato salad definitely makes me think of warm weather. And even more so with lemon and cilantro! Plus, it’s so pretty 🙂


  9. #
    abigail — April 2, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    we made this last night and it was awesome!! will definitely be making it again. so easy and delicious!

  10. #
    Sarah — April 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Love your blog!! We made this last night – it was amazing!!! We love potato salad, but never eat it because of how horrible it is for you. This is going to be a summer staple recipe for us. Thanks!!!

  11. #
    Marguerite — April 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I’m making this now, but what do I do with the shallot?

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    Jen — April 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Marguerite – If you’re using shallots instead of scallions, just add them in near the end where it says to stir in the scallion.s

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