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Potato Bacon Chowder

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1-3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • Place potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with the water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, saute onion and celery in drippings until tender; drain. Add to undrained potatoes. Stir in the 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 389 calories, 29g fat (13g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 869mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Alan
    Mar 20, 2020

    It was good, the winner was it was easy and quick. I thickened it with cornstarch........ I enjoyed it and will eat the leftovers...... but a one time deal for me.

  • LBurkey
    Oct 1, 2017

    This soup is good on a cold winters day. I doubled the recipe to get a pot of soup. It calls for a lot of bacon and I used 3/4 of what it called for. I also used one can of cream of chicken and a half a can of cream of mushroom, as I didn't have two cans of cream of chicken. My husband and Son loved this soup.

  • momokev
    Jan 13, 2016

    This is quite good and so easy. My husband loved it!

  • judontmesswithme
    Mar 21, 2014

    I liked this recipe. It was extremely easy to follow, and it turned out tasting very good. Even my picky 5-year-old ate it (he loves bacon). Thank you!

  • rizzlekas
    Dec 9, 2013

    It was ok. A little to rich for my taste. Next time I think I will substitute the milk, sour cream and cream of chicken for half and half.

  • nancy6789
    May 27, 2013

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  • maria phillips
    Nov 8, 2012

    11-08-2012Great Falls, MontanaWe are getting our first major snow storm of the season, I made this recipe this evening for dinner. AWESOME !!! Thank you for sharing Jacque !

  • Emma.James.13
    Dec 5, 2010

    Sooo good and very easy to make! Great meal after a busy day. We are going to try it with cream of mushroom soup next time to see how that it.

  • mike_mai
    Oct 6, 2008

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