Friday, September 30, 2011

Got Soup? You Are Going To Want To Try This One!


     I love it when I try a new recipe and it tastes as good as it looks, or better! This creamy potato soup is one of those recipes. I saw a recipe in the current issue of Southern Living Magazine and decided to adapt it a bit to fit what I had in the house. It was very good!


Queso Potato Chowder
Ingredients:
2 red bell peppers, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1 can chopped green chiles, drained
1 32 oz. bag frozen hash browns
1/4 tsp. cumin
28 oz. chicken broth
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cups milk (I used 2%)
1 cup half and half
1 cup (or a little more) shredded monterey jack cheese
1 cup (or a little more) shredded cheddar cheese

Garnish-extra shredded cheddar, crushed tortilla chips


     In a large pan, saute the peppers in the butter until tender. Add the frozen potatoes and cumin and stir until the potato chunks are broken up and the potatoes start to brown a little bit. Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes.

      

     Whisk the flour with the milk and cream, pour into potato/broth mixture and stir until thickened over medium heat (about 3 minutes). Reduce heat to very low. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the green chiles. Serve sprinkled with addtional shredded cheese and tortilla chips. So, it isn't lo-cal, but it is certainly delicious! Enjoy!




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21 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I have not picked up this month's edition of Southern Living yet, but I will look out for the recipe. Yours looks yummy! I am cooking chicken tortilla soup and homemade pizza tonight.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I saw that recipe, too and am so looking forward to making soups.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That sounds and looks so good!

Pondside said...

Oh my, but that looks scrumptious!

Gypsy Heart said...

I adore Southern Living! Thanks so much for sharing this soup ~ it's my kinda dish and I'm glad you've tried it. Looks delicious!

xo
Pat

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, how good that looks!! I'll have to give it a try :)

Blessings!
Gail

bj said...

OMGosh, this sounds delicious. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought of making potato soup with HASH BROWNS. GOOD GRIEF, what a fabulous idea. Gonna make this for our lunch soon. Yummy

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...pure joy! Thank you for sharing this...easy peasy recipe..perfect for Fall weather. xoxoxoox

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This looks delicious Sue!

Soup making is on my list for this week. It frosted here last night...definitely changing over to soup weather.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I agree with you about making a recipe that tastes as good as it sounds. I made a real loser yesterday and it was such a disappointment. This sounds so yummy with the red pepper and the chilis. It is so different from the soup that I make. Yum! Joni

Jenny said...

This looks really delicious. I love the little frozen hash brown shortcut!

Linda said...

That looks and sounds yummy! We love soup around here!

Pat@BPM said...

I have this cooking as I type! Smells wonderful, can't wait to taste!

Angie said...

This looks fantastic! I'm definitely going to have to try it out on one of our next chilly days.

Pat@BPM said...

It is excellent!!

jules said...

That actually looks super good and easy....my favorite part!

The Tablescaper said...

I'm here via Pat to check out this recipe. It looks great!

- The Tablescaper

JRFrugalMom said...

It sounds and looks delish! I will admit though that I have eaten very little soup, since we moved to Florida. It's just not the same...

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Yummm! If it ever cools down here, I will certainly make this! Miss you all, I have finally slowed down enough to blog again :))
xoxo, Andrea

Jo's This and That said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing JoAnn

BrightenedBoy said...

I'm usually not into peppers...but I feel that I would eat this if you made it for me.