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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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7 Responses to “Two Potato Chowder”

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    Jen — February 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Oh can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the recipe.

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    oneordinaryday — February 17, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I like the idea of adding sweet potatoes! It looks very comforting and hearty for a cold winter day.

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    Joanne — February 18, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I love that this chowder has sweet potatoes in it! That alone ramps it up to a need-to-try-immediately status.

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    Catherine — February 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I made it last night! I didn’t have chicken stock, so I used beef stock – still good. The dash of cayenne is great and I loved that it has sweet potatoes! Brought the leftovers for lunch today :) Yummy!

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    nutmegnanny — February 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I have never had potato soup with sweet potatoes. It looks awesome! The bacon and cheese on top is definitely a necessity :)

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    Nancy — March 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Great chowder. I loved the creaminess of it. I added chopped carrots to it, they were a nice addition. I served it vegetarian style, without the bacon on top, and it was still yummy.n

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    Kel — March 7, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I made this for dinner tonight. The sweet potato is a great addition!

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