Cheesy Potato Chowder

Monday 6 October 2014


Well, the weather turned quite chilly over the weekend.  I found myself wanting to put the heat on but resisting it as much as I could . . .  I don't want to start paying to heat the house just yet.  I made us a delicious soup instead which warmed us from the inside out and a sweater took care of the rest! 


This soup is so easy and quick to make  . . .  and I am betting that you have everything in your kitchen right now to make this delicious soup.   Cheesy Potato Chowder.    


It's amazing what you can do with just a few ingredients . . .  simple things like potatoes, spring onions, brown cooking onions, a bit of chicken stock and some cream! 


I always add some cripsy croutons to the top for added interest . . .  and of course more cheese.   The end result being a quick and simple supper that needs only a crusty roll on the side and perhaps a salad to be a complete, hearty and delicious meal.


*Cheesy Potato Chowder*
Serves 4

Simple, quick and delicious.   For those nights when you don't have a lot of time.   A crusty roll or scone on the side is all you need and your meal's complete.  Hearty and fulfilling.  

3 TBS butter
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
6 spring onions, finely chopped (including the green bits)
4 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
700ml of chicken stock (3 cups)
sea salt and ground white pepper
150ml milk (2/3 cup)
150ml whipping cream (2/3 cup)
2 TBS chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
2 1/2 ounces coarsely grated cheddar cheese 
homemade garlic croutons to serve (see below)

Heat the butter in a large saucepan.  Once it begins to foam add the onion, spring onions, and potatoes.  Cover and cook over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until the onions are tender. 

Add the stock, Bring to the boil.  Reduce the heat then cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes over medium low heat, until the potatoes are tender.  Remove pan from the stove.

Mash the potatoes well with a potato masher.  Season to taste with the salt and pepper.  Stir in the milk and the cream.  Re-heat gently until nice and hot without boiling.  Ladle into heated bowsls and sprinkle with the cheese, parsley and croutons to serve.  

Note - I make my own garlic croutons. I just beat some softened butter together with a crushed clove of garlic, brush that mixture on both sides of sliced bread (white or brown or seeded, it doesn't matter), cut the bread into little shapes and then bake the shapes on a tray in a hot oven until they are crispy brown all over. Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeasy!!


  1. Yes please can I have a bowl of that - looks delicious Marie!

  2. You'll need it today Jan! It's ffffreeeezzzzing cold out there!

  3. Definitely going to make that! I too love potatoes. I make my own crutons too, and sometimes I make them with garlic bread if I have one in the freezer,

  4. You can't beat homemade croutons KC!!

  5. This sounds good! I shall give it a try during these chilly autumn days.

  6. I hope that you enjoy it Rowan!

  7. Comfort comfort comfort.
    I hate to have the heat on now too but it got super chilly..40!

  8. Oh brrrr....Monique. Not quite that cold here, but close! xx

  9. I love this cheese potato chodwer! look delicious Marie!

  10. Oh yes...I'll be making this! Thanks my dear sweet friend! xoxo

  11. Thanks Gloria, and Valerie! I hope that you will both try it! xxoo

  12. This looks like dinner tonight! So tasty looking...

    And for once I have everything in and need make no substitutions!

    It's cold outside and wet, OH comes home from work in the dark now, I think it's the perfect thing to warm both of us up!

    I know what you mean about the heating though. We just shifted the TV to the bedroom and put on our feather duvet! problem solved and even more comfortable than before!

  13. I hope that you enjoyed it Shen! Comfort food is perfect for these cold wet days we are having at the moment! brrrrrr.... xxoo

  14. 'twas delicious marie! Thumbs up all round and definitely a keeper!

  15. Thanks for taking the time to let me know Shen! I am happy you enjoyed it! xx

  16. Just discovered your great blog thanks to my friend Jenny, your recipes are wonderful and I am looking forward to trying many of them out here in my English kitchen in Normandy.

  17. Maggie, thank you so much for introducing yourself to me! Welcome! I think you live in a beautiful part of the world! xx


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