Tight Wad in Utah: Loaded Baked Potato Chowder

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Loaded Baked Potato Chowder

Have you seen all the great potato deals this week?? Here is a recipe that I enjoy and is perfect for those snowy days (like today!).

3 large baking potatoes
3 1/2 cups milk, divided
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp butter
2-3 green onions, sliced
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Optional toppings (chopped cooked bacon, sour cream, steamed broccoli florets)

Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Place in microwavable baking dish. Pour 1/2 cup of the milk over the potatoes. Microwave, covered, on high 11 minutes. Removed from microwave. Move center potatoes to ends of dish, and outer potatoes to center. Cover; microwave on high 8-11 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Remove from microwave. Coarsley mash potatoes.

Meanwhile, whisk cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add remaining 3 cups milk, whisking until smooth. Add cream cheese mixture and butter to potatoes. Microwave, covered, on high 3-5 minutes, or until mixture is hot.

Remove from microwave. Grate cheddar cheese over chowder; add green onions, salt, and pepper, and mix until cheese is melted. Serve with toppings, if desired.

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Shelley Patterson said...

I was so excited to see this recipe on here! Love it!

plainoldsarah said...

just so you know, i made it tonight! i had a couple other things made for dinner (spinach in a lemon yogurt sauce and unwrapped cabbage rolls - vegetarian style). anyway, i suspected bret might not LOVE it so when i saw this potato dish i knew i had to make it - so bret wouldn't starve tonight. i was right - he LOVED it. thank you!

Kori said...

So glad you liked it! It was a recent discovery of mine and I've really enjoyed it, too!