Appetizers & Side Dishes

Potato & Bacon Chowder Recipe

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 25 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 374
1479 VermontChowder
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min

Every spoonful of this velvety chowder delivers incredibly mouthwatering flavors from crispy applewood smoked bacon in a mixture of sautéed onions mixed with tender boiled potato cubes cooked with Sargento® Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese in a chicken broth and topped springy chopped chives.

  • 2 thick slices bacon, preferably applewood smoked, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet or yellow onion
  • 1 can (14 oz.) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 large baking (russet) potato, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch cubes (1-1/2 to 2 cups)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-3/4 cups (7 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Chopped chives, thyme or parsley (optional)
  1. Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a paper towel; set aside.
  2. Cook onion in drippings in same saucepan 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, milk, potato, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until potato is tender.
  3. Turn off heat; add 1-1/2 cups cheese, stirring until melted.* Ladle into shallow bowls; top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and reserved bacon. Garnish with chives, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
4 Servings
Serving Size: (339g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26 grams
Saturated Fat 13.2 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 8 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 grams
Total Carbohydrates 16 grams
Dietary Fiber 1 grams
Protein 19 grams
Vitamin A 52RE
Vitamin C 7mg 12%
Calcium 479mg 48%
Iron 1mg 6%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.