Potato Bacon Chowder

Potato Bacon Chowder

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"This chowder is like a bacon-topped baked potato in a bowl. On cold winter days, my family is thrilled to see this meal on the table. --Jacque Manning, Burbank, South Dakota"
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30 m servings
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  1. In a covered 3-qt. saucepan, cook potatoes in water until tender. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain. In the same skillet, saute onion and celery in drippings until tender; drain. Add to undrained potatoes. Stir in soup, milk, sour cream, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until heated through (do not boil). Crumble bacon; set aside 1/4 cup. Add remaining bacon to soup along with parsley. Sprinkle with reserved bacon.

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This is the most wonderful potato soup I have EVER eaten. The ONLY reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I did make a few changes. I combined this recipe with my own recipe for potato chees...

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I was not very impressed with this soup. It was very tangy because of all the sour cream, I also thought that it was not too thick. I would slightly mash the potatoes, and put around half a cup ...

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This is the most wonderful potato soup I have EVER eaten. The ONLY reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I did make a few changes. I combined this recipe with my own recipe for potato chees...

This was so delicious! I have to make a double batch every time I make this now because the guys just gobble it up! They told me to just make a vat of it. :) I used red potatoes, because that's ...

delicious soup..Like the reviewer ahead of me, i added a few things. I cooked the potatoes in chicken broth with some finely diced carrots. I also added red pepper to the onion and celery mix....

This is a keeper. My husband has requested I make this for my mother-in-law when she visits. I make a few minor adjustments as well. This is one of our favorite "2fers." By this I mean I make ...

Potato soup from scratch...this did entail a lot of steps and I got confused at times, but by far the best potato soup I have EVER had and I made it! Don't hesitate to use this recipe, GO FOR IT...

This was a really tasty soup, but I like a lot of texture. Add 1 cup frozen corn, some diced carrots, and chopped green pepper, and it makes a huge difference.

Yummy and fast! Cooked some carrot and garlic with the onion and celery. Added all the bacon. Topped bowls with cheese.

The reason for the 4 stars is when I think of Chowder I think of beginning with a roux. I rendered the bacon and sauted the onion and added garlic, then added flour until almost doughy and cooke...

My mother used to make this recipe when I was a child and it was always one of my favorites. We always used cream-style corn, but not sour cream. This recipe is perfectly fine; however, I stil...

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