Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Cheesy Potato Chowder

    There is nothing more soothing on a cold day than this creamy cheesy potato chowder!!  It has become a fast favorite with my family...and it is the only soup my kids beg me to make.  I just made a huge pot over the weekend and we have already polished it off!

2/3 Cup Butter
2/3 Cup Flour
7 Cups Milk
7-8 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 onion chopped 
1 pound bacon, cooked 
1 package of Velveeta Cheese
1 16 ounce container of Sour Cream
1 can kernel corn
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp salt

Peel and dice potatoes, set aside in a bowl of cold water to keep from browning.  Cut one pound of bacon into pieces, then cook till done. Set aside. 

In a large dutch oven melt butter.  Stir in flour until smooth, gradually adding milk.  Stir constantly until thickened.  Cut Velveeta cheese into cubes and add to pot, stirring continuously on medium heat until mixture is smooth. 

 Add sour cream, stirring until well blended. Add potatoes, onions, corn, bacon, and seasonings.   Stir to keep from sticking to pan until heated through and potatoes are tender.  This will make enough for plenty of left overs!

Enjoy!  Bon Appetit'!


  1. That is my kind of soup! I love a good rich, creamy, cheesy soup! I am making one tonight...will post pics and recipe AFTER I eat it!
    I am keeping this recipe for another day...I know we will love it. Not a Velveeta fan though, might have to use REAL cheese, lol.

  2. Oh, I am going to make this tonight...yummy. This gives me a new twist on just plain ole potato soup. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. I am a big fan of soup. I am sure I would love this as it has in ingredients that I love especially bacon, cheese and potatoes!:) I have joined your Blog Hop. By the way, I note that my link has appeared twice. Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

  4. Jo, I have made it with real cheese. It works with whatever you happen to have on hand. This soup is about as creamy as you can get and it is a real favorite of my kids. Considering they are 6 and 11, that is saying something. Sometimes they can be really picky. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your kind comments!

  5. Mary, thank you for stopping in to check out my recipe! You will have to let me know how you like it. :D

  6. Judy, I have had that happen before with the link appearing twice. No worries, the main thing is that it appeared! LOL Thanks for stopping by to check out my recipe! It is really yummy. :D

  7. I love soup. Add some great crusty bread and it becomes one of my favorite cold-weather meals.

  8. This sounds delicious, Kathy! I can tell you that this wouldn't stay around very long in my house.

  9. Word Nerd, this would be excellent with some warm crusty bread slathered with butter. YUM!!! Thank you for stopping by to check out my recipe!

  10. Theresa, it has quickly become my favorite soup of all time. This makes quite a bit...so it might feed all of your family..maybe! LOL Thank you for stopping in to check out my recipe!

  11. This really looks good! Thanks for sharing! Now I am hungry again!

  12. Susan, looking at recipes tends to do that. LOL Thanks for stopping by to check out my recipe!

  13. Happy to get this recipe, Kathy! Now that it's November, I fix a pot of soup every week and we like creamy stuff like this. Thanks so much.

  14. Betty, you are very welcome!! This makes a lot, but it works pretty well to freeze if you can't get it all ate in a reasonable period of time. Thank you for stopping in to check out my recipe! I hope you enjoy it!