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.
This recipe comes from The Pampered Chef. To see a video demo of it, click here.
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