Microwave Baked Potato Chowder

Nan Richardson

By
@nancyr251

Easy, Hearty and oh so good!


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Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

3
large baking potatoes
3 1/2 c
milk, whole or 2% is best devided
4 oz
cream cheese
2 Tbsp
butter
2
green onions with tops chopped
4 oz
sharp white or yellow chedder cheese, grated
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salt to taste
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black pepper to taste
toppings
broccoli florets steamed and chopped (optional)
sour cream (optional)
bacon, cooked and cut into pieces (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Slice potatoes in half lengthwise; place in large MICROWAVE SAFE baking dish. Pour 1/2 cup of the milk over potatoes. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 11 minutes. Remove baking dish from microwave. Move center potatoes to ends of baker and outer potatoes to center. Cover; microwave on HIGH 8-11 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Remove from microwave. Coarsely mash potatoes, set aside.
2
Meanwhile, whisk cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add remaining 3 cups milk, whisking until smooth. Add cream cheese mixture and butter to baking dish. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 3-5 minutes or until mixture is hot.
3
Slice green onions. Carefully remove baking dish from microwave. Grate cheddar cheese over chowder using Rotary Grater; add green onions, salt and black pepper and mix until cheese is melted. Serve with toppings, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chowders, Cream Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #potato