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Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Chowder

Posted September 16th, 2014

Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Chowder
Votes: 6
Rating: 3.67
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Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 1 hour
Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Chowder
Votes: 6
Rating: 3.67
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 1 hour
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Heat large pot over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove bacon with slotted spoon and transfer to paper towel lined plate and reserve.
  3. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat. Add butter and onion and cook for 6 minutes or until softened. Add flour and cook, stirring for another 2 minutes or until foamy.
  4. Whisk in salt, cayenne pepper, milk and chicken stock and cook until it becomes smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add potatoes and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  6. In bowl, toss cheddar with flour to coat.
  7. Stir in cheese, a handful at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth.
  8. Add in hot pepper sauce if using.
  9. Add thawed broccoli and stir to heat. Do not boil.
  10. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  11. Ladle soup into heated bowls and garnish with reserved bacon.
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