Monday, February 7, 2011

Loaded Baked Potato Chowder {Sunday Cookin'}

Last week's post, al dente, really got me thinking how fun it would be to feature a new recipe every week, and Sundays seemed like the perfect opportunity!! This is a simple way to keep Brandon and I honest about what we eat, help us to eat healthier and maybe share a delicious recipe with you!

So, for my first recipe to feature in this SUPER fun new series is: 

Loaded Baked Potato Chowder.

What you will need:
3 large baking potatoes
3 1/2 c. milk, divided
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp butter
1/4 c. green onions, sliced
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
(optional) Toppings such as chopped cooked bacon or sour cream

1. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise; place in a deep covered baking dish. Pour 1/2 cup of milk over potatoes and microwave on High 11 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir potatoes. Cover and reheat for an additional 8-11 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Remove from microwave and mash potatoes.

2. Meanwhile, whisk cream cheese until smooth in medium bowl. Slowly add remaining 3 c. milk, whisking until smooth. Add mixture and butter to potatoes and microwave for an additional 3-5 minutes or until mixtures is hot.

3. Carefully remove baking dish from microwave. Grate cheese over chowder; add green onions, salt and black pepper and mix until cheese is melted. Serve with toppings, if desired. Enjoy!!

Yields: 6 servings
per serving 390cal., 19g fat, 43g carb, 14g protein



Enjoy, and let me know if you try it!! :)

5 comments:

  1. looks DELICIOUS!!!! i love all types of chowder..thanks for the recipe girl!

    XOXO

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  2. This looks DELICIOUS!! YUM, YUM, YUM!

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  3. Looks delicious! And my butt loves that you put the nutrition info on there too, which might keep me from making it and subsequently eating the whole pot at one sitting. :)

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  4. What a great idea! New follower, I can't wait to read more yummy recipes!

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