My family and friends are always ready to dig right in when I serve my chowder. It's thick and rich...and pairs well with a favorite salad or sandwich. They never guess it gets its start with a can of condensed soup.—Dorothy Faulkner, Benton, Arkansas
My husband, Chad is an avid fisherman. When a family party was planned and we had to bring something, we created this recipe using fish from our freezer. The chowder got rave reviews from the relatives!
"One of the ladies in our church quilting group brought this savory potato soup to a meeting," recalls Anna Mayer from Ft. Branch, Indiana. It's easy to assemble in the morning, then cook all day. Cream cheese and a sprinkling of bacon provide richness.
Ladle out this hearty soup at your next church potluck and you're sure to win praise! Packed with potatoes, carrots and sweet peppers, this soup is nicely seasoned but not too spicy. Beverly Leveque of Fireside, British Columbia shared the recipe. "My friend's mother made this soup for years. When I decided to open a cafe on the Alaska Highway, I put this chowder on the menu as my house special," she says.
This old-fashioned favorite is not only a snap to make but it's economical, too, confirms Laurie Todd of Columbus, Mississippi. Carrots, celery and onion accent the subtle flavor of the split peas, while a ham bone adds a meaty touch to this hearty soup. It's sure to chase away autumn's chill.
Five common ingredients are all you'll need to prepare Sue McMichael's hearty full-flavored chowder. "This is a terrific soup, particularly as the cooler season sets in," writes the Redding, California cook. And at 55¢ a bowl, it's economical as well.