Saturday, January 8, 2011

Country Potato Chowder

I bought a magazine during the summer full of soup recipes. Thought I would try them during the winter, put the magazine away, and forgot about it :) While looking through my drawer full of cookbooks the other day, I found the magazine and picked the first recipe to try. We really liked this soup, it's easy to make, and the ingredients aren't too expensive.


6 bacon strips, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups half-and-half cream
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of celery coup, undiluted
2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 can (14 3/4 ounces) cream-style corn

In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Drain reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, saute the onion and celery until tender. Sprinkle with flour and stir until blended. Gradually add the cream. Stir in the potatoes, soup, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Reduce the heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add carrots and beans. Cover and simmer 15 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Stir in corn and reserved bacon; heat through.

We don't care for green beans, so I used frozen peas and carrots - but defrosted them in the microwave before adding to the soup. The soup is really thick! Just the way the "men" like it :)

Enjoy your weekend!!


  1. It looks like a very thick soup, but sounds like a nice comfort food the cold!

  2. Thanks Audrey - this is on the 'must make' list. I usually print a recipe and then can't find it again.

    Hugs - Marie

  3. I'm a big fan of potato soup so this looks absolutely delicious.

  4. That looks delicious. I am sure my potato loving 14 yo will love it!

  5. I can't wait for it to cool off enough to make this! Please come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share this tasty recipe with us!
    I hope to see you there!


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