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Appetizer & Sides

Potato & Bacon Chowder

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.
1 Review

5 out of 5

8 years ago

This recipe is outstanding and easy to make. My wife makes a potato soup recipe that she got from my mother almost 50 yrs. ago (telling my age) and this Sargento chowder is as good if not better, thank you and keep up the good work!