Hearty Potato Bacon Veggie Chowder

potato-chowder

This recipe for hearty potato bacon veggie chowder caught my eye. I was looking for a hearty winter soup recipe, and this one sounded great (bacon in soup, umm yes!). It was originally a weight watchers recipe, but now it’s definitely not.. oops! But if you want the lighter version, it’s posted below.

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Ingredients
2 large potatoes
1 cup carrots
1 cup celery
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup green onion
1 1/4 cup pepper
1 can (14-15 oz) corn, drained
8-10 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 cup milk
Dried thyme, rosemary, oregano (at least a tsp of each)
Chili powder, to taste, more if you like it spicy

Wash and slice the potatoes into cubes, and place them in a pot of water to boil. While the potatoes cook, chop carrots, celery, onion, green onion and peppers into small pieces. Also, cook the bacon if not already done. For this recipe, I cooked the bacon a little longer than normal so it would be more crumbly and easier to add to the soup.

Drain the potatoes once they are soft and use a masher to smash them.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, spray with cooking spray. Add the carrots, celery, onion, and peppers and sauté for 5 minutes. In a large soup pot combine the sautéed vegetables, green onions, the mashed potatoes, crumbled bacon, corn, vegetable broth, milk, and seasonings. Mix it all together and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Adapted from Weight Watchers

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16 comments

  1. I am definitely in the camp of bacon makes just about anything better. This sounds so delicious and I love that is chock full of veggies.

  2. This soup looks so good. Definitely pinning and hope to try it soon. :)

  3. Yum, this looks delish! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Wow, Beth, this sounds amazing! I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.
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  5. Looks great Beth!

  6. Looks great! Coming over from Gingerly Made.

  7. MmmM – this looks really good! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

  8. Looks good. Thanks for sharing with us at Foodie Friends Friday. Pinned.
    Dawn
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  9. This looks so yummy! My husband loves potato soup–and with bacon? Yeah, he’d love this!

  10. Oh yummy!! My boys would love this! Saving to make soon :)

  11. This looks good! I ate like 10 Thin Mints Yesterday. No restraint! Maybe if I cook this I can balance out some of the sugar..

  12. Love anything with bacon! This looks so good right now. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  13. Beth, your recipes always look so yummy! Thank you for sharing on Crafty Thursday Obsessions!

  14. Loving your recipes, can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner.

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