Cheesey Spud Chowder

Potatoes are one of my absolute favorite foods, no matter how they’re cooked, baked, fried, mashed, or chowderfied. This is a variation of my mom-in-laws recipe.

5 pounds of potatoes, peeled and cubed (I use brown/golden potatoes)
4 stalks Celery, diced
1 tsp Onion Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1/8 cup Chicken Soup Base (or two billion cubes)

4 cups Half and Half
1 can Cream of Celery Soup
1 1/2 lb Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp Paprika

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (for spice fiends like myself)
Four strips of bacon, chopped and fried to a crisp
Small Sour Dough Bread Rounds

Add potatoes, celery, onion salt, pepper and soup base to 1 quart water. Water should just cover the potatoes. Bring to boil. Boil approximately 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Add Half and Half, Cream of Celery Soup, Cheese, and Paprika (Cayenne Pepper optional). Cook over medium low for another 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

We love the sour dough bread bowls. Slice off the top of the round, pull bread from immediate center, not too close to the crust (we place that bread around the plate to dip in the chowder), fill with chowder, top with bacon.

YUM πŸ™‚

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Stacey Kayne
Updated: October 1, 2010 — 10:19 am


  1. Stacey, I love chowder, so gotta try this one for sure. Makes me hungry. Thanks for sharing. Yummy!

  2. Stacey, can I just tell you that I am IN LOVE WITH JUNIPER BARNS????LOL I think he is just the hottest thing to come down the pike in a VERY long time. OK, I know this doesn’t have to do with the recipe, except that they both have “HOT” in common. LOL This recipe looks wonderful, too, but I just had to tell you how much I am loving Lily and Juniper’s story!!!

  3. oh cheryl i almost panicked thinking there was a new stacey book i somehow missed
    then i recalled I know juniper and lily πŸ™‚

    mmmmmmm i LOVE potatoes!
    a girl after my own heart πŸ™‚

  4. Oooh I love potatoes too. This sounds really yummy. Can’t wait for the weather to turn cool down here so I can give this one a try

  5. Thank you, Phyliss! Perfect for a rainy day, huh? πŸ™‚

  6. THANK YOU, Cheryl!!!! I had so much fun with Lily and Juniper πŸ˜€ I fell for June in BRIDE OF SHADOW CANYON *lol* So glad you’re enjoying them!

  7. LOL, Tabitha. I am sooooo late on getting this new series out….but I’m working on it πŸ˜‰ And yeah, if potatoes were like zero calories they’d be the PERFECT food…I could live off them *lol*

  8. Thanks, Winnie! I think I’m gonna have to give in before we get a break in the weather here—I’ve been hungry for soup ALL WEEK πŸ˜‰

  9. Another potato lover here. Thanks for posting this recipe, Stacey…can a person ever have too many potato soup/stew/chowder recipes? I don’t think so!

  10. This has been such a fun week! Thanks to all the Fillies for sharing the great recipes. My only problem is deciding which to try first. Lows forecast to be in the upper thirties here this weekend, so I know I’ll be trying out a couple of them!

  11. glad to hear the new series is in the works…i’m having withdrawals πŸ™‚

    oh, and speaking of your men stacey
    i love them all but (really)….but, jed was my ALL time favorite male character ever…EVER!
    if bride of shadow canyon was a true story i’d divorce my husband and go get him, lol

  12. Couldn’t agree more, Ann πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

  13. I’m having the same dilemma, Judy! Glad you’ve enjoyed the week πŸ™‚

  14. LOL!! Ya know, Jed started off as a secondary character but quickly became my first HERO, and demanded his own book *g*–kinda hard to ignore that man once he hits the page.

    THANK YOU, Tabitha–I’ve really missed having new books on the shelves πŸ˜‰

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