Microwave Baked Potato Chowder

Nan Richardson


Easy, Hearty and oh so good!


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 to 8
15 Min
30 Min


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

How to Make Microwave Baked Potato Chowder


  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.

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About Microwave Baked Potato Chowder

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

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