Creamy Potato Chowder

I love soup and make it all the time. It’s a meal in a bowl! This is an easy and cheap soup. Bacon is a cost effective meat to use in soup because a little goes a long way in the flavor department!

This recipe is for a crowd. Make it smaller if you’re feeding fewer!
Creamy Potato Chowder
1/2 package (1/2 lb) bacon
2 medium onions chopped
6 cloves garlic diced
3-5 lbs potatoes cubed (no need to take off the skin)
2 lbs. carrots sliced
10 cups water
3 T. chicken bullion
1 t. fresh ground black pepper
1 t. salt
1 cup sour cream
more salt and pepper to taste
Cut bacon up into 1/4 inch pieces on your cutting board, put in a large stock pot and cook bacon over medium high heat until crispy. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon leaving the drippings. Keep enough drippings to cover the bottom of the pot (about 2 T.). Return pot to heat and add onions and garlic. Cook garlic and onions until translucent and soft. Add water, potatoes, carrots, and seasonings. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cook until veggies are soft, about 30 minutes. Before serving remove from heat and add bacon and sour cream. Salt and pepper to taste.
You really can’t mess this soup up. Add more or less of anything you do or don’t like! This soup gets tastier with age, so I make a huge pot and we eat on it for the next few days. I usually make this while the kids are asleep in the middle of the afternoon and just let it sit on the stove on low heat for a couple of hours before we are ready to eat.
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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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