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Country Potato Chowder

 Country Potato Chowder
This creamy comforting chowder is thick with potatoes, carrots, green beans and corn. My mother served it on chilly evenings with warm French bread. Leftovers, if there are any, taste just as good and make a great lazy-day lunch. -Sara Phillips, Topeka, Kansas
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 soup, 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

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove with
  • a slotted spoon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons
  • drippings.
  • In the drippings, saute onion and celery until tender. Sprinkle with
  • flour and stir until blended. Gradually add cream. stir in the
  • potatoes, soup, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and
  • pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add carrots and beans. Cover and simmer 15 minutes longer or until

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Country Potato Chowder (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • vegetables are tender. Stir in corn and reserved bacon; heat
  • through. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 279 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 562 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.