Soups & Salads

Potato & Bacon Chowder

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 25 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 374
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Potato & Bacon Chowder
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.

Serving Size 4

Calories 374

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 26.00g 42%
Sat. Fat 13.20g 68%
Mono Unsat. Fat 8.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.70g
Cholesterol 70mg 24%
Sodium 989mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 52RE
Vitamin C 7mg 12%
Calcium 479mg 48%
Iron 1mg 6%