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Cheesy Potato Chowder

 Cheesy Potato Chowder
This chowder was invented by my niece, who took a basic potato soup recipe and added some of her own ingredients. The results were "souperb"! I was a cook at the time, and I tried her recipe at work. It was the hit of the season!
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 8 to 12 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 3 cups milk


  • In a large kettle, cook potatoes and carrots in chicken broth until
  • tender, about 10 minutes. Add the cheese, dill weed, salt and
  • pepper. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Add bacon, reserving
  • 1/2 cup, and milk. Heat through. Top individual bowls with reserved
  • bacon. Yield: 10-12 servings (3 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 347 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 1,283 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.