Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bacon, Cheddar, and Potato Chowder

Ah bacon, how I have missed it so. Adam and I seemed to have been hitting the tasty pork a little hard a few months ago, and knowing just how great it can be for our arteries, I decided we needed to give to a rest for a bit. Well, I finally decided it was time to allow bacon back into our lives. And I am so glad I did. In moderation, of course. ;)

Bacon, Cheese & Potato Chowder
Adapted from: Kraft Foods

3 cups low-fat milk
1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed cream of potato soup
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups frozen hash browns
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
2 green onions, thinly sliced

Combine milk and soup in a large saucepan. Stir in hash browns (breaking apart if frozen together). Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Add in pepper and stir. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 3/4 cup of cheese into soup and stir until melted and mixed through.

Serve topped with remaining cheese, bacon, and onions.

Serves: 6

Oh, did I forget to mention how absolutely quick and easy this meal is? Because it most definitely falls in that category. I honestly didn't really keep my hopes overly high going into this meal as the past entrees I had tried from Kraft Foods had fallen a little short... but I was wrong on this one. I would definitely make this one again -- a good excuse to use up the remaining hash browns currently hiding in my freezer.

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 399Calories from fat 205
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22.8g35%
Saturated Fat 8.8g44%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 1191mg50%
Total Carbs 30.0g10%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g8%
Sugars 8.2g
Protein 18.2g
Vitamin A 10%Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 30%Iron 6%


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