Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lynne's Cheddar Potato Chowder

This post is part of the Whole Food for the Holidays Progressive Dinner! I am always so excited when my mother-in-law makes this cheesy potato soup. Yummy, easy, and healthier than recipes using cream soups :) I usually replace the water with home-made chicken stock to make it more flavorful and nutritious. I also often add broccoli or other veggies :)


2 cups diced potatoes

½ to 1 cup diced carrots

½ cup chopped celery

½ cup chopped onion

1 ½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

¼ cup margarine

¼ cup flour
2 cups milk

2 cups cheddar cheese

½ lb. Bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions: Boil two cups of water; add to potatoes, celery, carrots, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Do not drain. Make a white sauce using margarine, flour, and milk. Cook until thickened. Add grated cheddar. Stir until smooth. Add bacon and the undrained vegetables. Simmer (do not boil) until heated through.


Katherine said...

Hi Meg - I'm a friend of Chantry's and she told me about your blog. Could I link to a couple of your recipes? I love your cooking style - thanks for sharing what you do!

Meg said...

Sure! I love sharing my recipes! Nice to meet you :)

Anonymous said...

This soup sounded so good I doubled it. After making it for my family and my mom...I wish I would've tripled it! Will be making again...this week!

Lauren Britton