Hearty Potato Bacon Veggie Chowder

19 Feb

Hearty Potato Bacon Veggie Chowder - The First Year Blog #PotatoBaconVeggieChowder

This recipe caught my eye. I was looking for a hearty winter soup recipe, and this one sounded great (bacon in soup, umm yes!). It was originally a weight watchers recipe, but now it’s definitely not.. oops! But if you want the lighter version, it’s posted below.

Also, I’d like to thank everyone who has liked my blog’s page on facebook (visit it here!), we hit 100 likes, and it’s a huge blessing to me!

2 large potatoes
1 cup carrots
1 cup celery
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup green onion
1 1/4 cup pepper
1 can (14-15 oz) corn, drained
8-10 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 cup milk
Dried thyme, rosemary, oregano (at least a tsp of each)
Chili powder, to taste, more if you like it spicy

Wash and slice the potatoes into cubes, and place them in a pot of water to boil. While the potatoes cook, chop carrots, celery, onion, green onion and peppers into small pieces. Also, cook the bacon if not already done. For this recipe, I cooked the bacon a little longer than normal so it would be more crumbly and easier to add to the soup.

Drain the potatoes once they are soft and use a masher to smash them.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, spray with cooking spray. Add the carrots, celery, onion, and peppers and sauté for 5 minutes. In a large soup pot combine the sautéed vegetables, green onions, the mashed potatoes, crumbled bacon, corn, vegetable broth, milk, and seasonings. Mix it all together and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Adapted from Weight Watchers

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16 Responses to “Hearty Potato Bacon Veggie Chowder”

  1. Shannah @ Just Us Four February 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    I am definitely in the camp of bacon makes just about anything better. This sounds so delicious and I love that is chock full of veggies.

  2. mary jo February 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    This soup looks so good. Definitely pinning and hope to try it soon. :)

  3. Christi February 21, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    Yum, this looks delish! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com February 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Wow, Beth, this sounds amazing! I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

  5. Diana Rambles February 21, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Looks great Beth!

  6. Ashley@thethreeofus.posterous.com February 23, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    Looks great! Coming over from Gingerly Made.

  7. BetsyPool February 24, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    MmmM – this looks really good! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

  8. Dawn February 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Looks good. Thanks for sharing with us at Foodie Friends Friday. Pinned.
    host and blogger

  9. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl February 24, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    This looks so yummy! My husband loves potato soup–and with bacon? Yeah, he’d love this!

  10. Alexis AKA MOM February 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Oh yummy!! My boys would love this! Saving to make soon :)

  11. vintagemarigold February 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    This looks good! I ate like 10 Thin Mints Yesterday. No restraint! Maybe if I cook this I can balance out some of the sugar..

  12. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds February 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Love anything with bacon! This looks so good right now. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  13. Kendra February 27, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Beth, your recipes always look so yummy! Thank you for sharing on Crafty Thursday Obsessions!

  14. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama February 27, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    Loving your recipes, can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner.

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