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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13 Responses to “Pomegranate Cranberry Quinoa Salad”

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    Smitten Sugar — January 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I just made Quinoa for the first time myself this week. Love the addition of pomegranate. I will have to try it out!

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    Evan Thomas — January 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I love quinoa! Never tried it with these ingredients. Great recipe!

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    Chelsea — January 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I love quinoa, especially in breakfast form! Never had it with pomegranates, yay!

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — January 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Glad you liked! It’s one of my favorites. Also packages up really nicely for a healthy take-to-work lunch!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — January 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I adore quinoa because it is so healthy and so filling!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — January 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Yum yum yum! What a yummy looking quinoa dish! I love quinoa, so if you’re looking to find more quinoa recipes, feel free to browse my blog. 🙂

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    Sarah @ Semi-Sweet — January 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I love the versatility of quinoa – once you start cooking with it, it’s hard to stop . . . we think it makes a great breakfast, too! Warmed with milk, fruit & a little maple syrup or agave? Energy for the day!

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    Nisrine|Dinners and Dreams — January 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I love a good quinoa recipe. This one sounds worth a try.

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    Shannon — January 21, 2011 at 1:47 am

    LOVE quinoa and poms 🙂 this looks like a delicious way to enjoy both ingredients!!

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    Daisy — January 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    don’t worry, I am officially the last one.

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    Megan — January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I’m glad you tried it! I love quinoa. I think it’s second to Israeli couscous in my book. And pomegranates — love them. This sounds delicious!

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    kitchenmisfit — January 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I am surprised by the chicken stock! It seems like it should be a sweet dish. I love quinoa and my husband does too!

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    Cheryl — January 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I have been reading about quinoa the “superfood” and how good it is for us. I bought some awhile back but hadn’t used it so I decided to try your recipe. OMG! I love it! I didn’t have pomegranate seeds and instead of almonds I used toasted pecans and also added orange zest. I will be using quinoa a lot now. Thanks!

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