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Cowboy Potato Chowder

Happy Friday!

This weekend marks my first weekend off from yoga teacher training in a month. I don’t even know what to do with myself. Or actually, wait—I do. I’m helping Adam pack up his entire house and move down to San Francisco. While helping him pack, I’m finding such classic dude toys…like a quesadilla maker! And an extra large “drain and drip” griddle. An ancient chocolate fountain from his twenty fifth birthday party. Two George Foremans go without saying.

What is it with guys and George Foremans??

I also found two dollars in quarters under the couch and a pair of black shoes I lost two years ago.

So let’s make some soup, shall we?

This is my new favorite potato soup recipe. It’s SUPER thick and hearty, and full of yummy things like spicy chicken sausage, fresh herbs and bacon.

Milk makes it extra creamy and it’s best topped with freshly grated cheddar cheese and more bacon bits.

Trust me, the name “chowder” rings true here—this isn’t some thin broth with potato chunks floating around. This is a belly-warmin’-snow-day-makin’-love-in-a-bowl cowboy potato chowder.

Be true to your inner cowboy (ahem–cowgirl!) and get the printable recipe over at The Tasty Kitchen Blog!

Make it this weekend, guys…it’s delicious!



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  • Erika - The Teenage Taste
    February 17, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Oh yeah, nothing like some hearty chowder on a cold, rainy day! It looks fabulous!

  • polly
    February 17, 2012 at 4:08 am

    hi sis!! πŸ™‚
    so excited for Adam and so happy you found your shoes. hehe.
    love you, hon! this soup (chowder) looks amazing! <3 XOXO

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    February 17, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I think you need to ring a triangle when this is ready for dinner.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    February 17, 2012 at 4:46 am

    LOL about the George Foremans! I have one but use it so rarely because food just doesn’t taste the same as when it’s cooked on a real grill, and the thing is a huge pain to clean. I’d rather just sit back and…. eat this soup!

  • Blog is the New Black
    February 17, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Wow, this looks so hearty!

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    February 17, 2012 at 4:55 am

    yum! Happy Friday! This looks great πŸ™‚

  • Julia Steele
    February 17, 2012 at 5:11 am

    “Makin-love-in-a-bowl” made me snort. Looks good!

  • Cait's Plate
    February 17, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Hahaha it really is so true about guys and George Foremans…it must just be written in their DNA or something.

    This chowder looks awesome. Definitely not for the faint of heart!

  • Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    February 17, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Oo – This looks amazing!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    February 17, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Love potato chowder. That little green ramkin dish is adorable Jenna!
    Hope Adam’s move goes well πŸ˜‰ Happy weekend!

  • Kristin @ FoodFash
    February 17, 2012 at 6:37 am

    This soup is like a super loaded mashed potato in a bowl! Looks belly-warmin’ for sure!

  • Jackie
    February 17, 2012 at 6:38 am

    You had me sold with “belly-warmin’-snow-day-makin’-love-in-a-bowl”. I couldn’t possibly say no after that description.

  • Penny @ Big Spoon, Little Spoon
    February 17, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Pretty sure my hubs would bring his George Foreman to bed at night if I let him. I reckon guys secretly care about grilling out healthily and GFs allow them to do that in a totally manly way…

  • Margarita
    February 17, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Never been the biggest fan of chowder, but the fresh herbs caught my attention and the most convincing description too! Best to Adam and his move.

  • Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life
    February 17, 2012 at 7:01 am

    yum! super easy, super filling… my kinda meal!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb
    February 17, 2012 at 7:12 am

    mmmm. perfect for a cold chicago night! another winner from jenna πŸ™‚

  • Mary @ Bake Break
    February 17, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Oooh this looks so perfect for a cold winter day! I never turn down a potato soup – and this won looks spectacular!

  • Em (Wine and Butter)
    February 17, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Not much in this world better than chowder.

    Apart from maybe Tartine, where I take it you can now spend LOTS of your time πŸ™‚

    Have an awesome weekend!

  • elizabeth @ chronic venture
    February 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

    mmm looks so delicious and hearty!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    February 17, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I love potato chowder!! Looks amazing!

    I had two George Foreman grills in college. Love those things πŸ™‚

  • Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee
    February 17, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Wow, you lost your shoes for two years?! So cool how you ended up finding them! This looks so darn good. πŸ™‚ I didn’t know that you were training to be a yoga teacher, but good luck!

  • gia
    February 17, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Looks good, and I have chicken sausage in the fridge. What’s Adam doing in San Fran? That could be awesome if you get to go visit the city a lot.

    • jenna
      February 17, 2012 at 8:02 am

      He’s working down there…I can’t wait to spend more time in the city!

  • Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    February 17, 2012 at 7:53 am

    My husband is from New England and LOVES clam chowder. However, I am not a clam fan. This looks much more like something I could get down with. And, yeah.. bacon makes everything better. πŸ™‚

  • Jen
    February 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Oh love the first pic. Fabulous!

    Is San Fran far from where you live? Will you still be able to see each other frequently?

    • jenna
      February 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

      It’s about 45 minutes away…and I’m sure we still will see each other as frequently!

      • Jen
        February 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

        Maybe you’ll be a city girl in the near future πŸ™‚

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    February 17, 2012 at 8:43 am

    My cowboy would be super happy if I made this chowder!

  • Sabrina@ Radioactive Runner
    February 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

    definitely adding this to my favourites.. the chowder looks great!

  • joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    February 17, 2012 at 9:11 am

    LOVE SF – lucky Adam! You’re totally right about George Foremans.. my boyfriend is convinced he can make absolutely anything on his.

    This soup looks sooo cozy and delicious. PS. I also feel like recently you’re back to your old writing style a little bit.. I’m a fan. πŸ™‚

  • Moni'sMeals
    February 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Awesome! I want that bread too, does it come with?! πŸ™‚

    great recipe and any guy would like this meal!

  • Brittanie
    February 17, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Simply can’t wait to try this out. Potato soup in a bread bowl is one of my favorite winter treats, but I have a feeling this might take the lead!

    Happy Friday!

  • Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous
    February 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Looks yummy…perfect for a cold winter day! Even though we haven’t been getting many of those here in Norcal. πŸ™‚

  • Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy
    February 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    This looks delicious! Good luck with the move!

  • Sonia the Mexigarian
    February 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Lol! Eric loves his GF! He’s planning on buying a new one since his current one seems to be on its last leg but he makes a mean chicken with it.

    Wishing Adam the best of luck with his move and hope that whenever you get to see him, you get no traffic coming down 101. πŸ™‚

  • Sharon
    February 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    This looks amazing…and so does that bread alongside it! Can I ask about the bread? I love a nice seedy bread…where did you get it?

    • jenna
      February 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      It’s just a nine grain from the bakery at my local supermarket…really grainy and delicious!

  • Aylin @ Glow Kitchen
    February 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    That look so yummy and filling. No soup is complete without being topped by cheese. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Leah
    February 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    This looks so good Jenna! I’ll be interested to hear about your yoga teacher training experience – it’s something that has always intrigued me!!

  • Erin
    February 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Mmm it’s been a week or two since I have made any form of soup. I think you are trying to tell me something with this πŸ˜‰

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    February 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I’m all about the Foreman grill. It’s been a life saver for making sandwiches for my kids!

    This chowder looks amazing! Even though we are having a very odd winter, I’m still loving cozy soups for dinner.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    February 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I am so tempted to get a George Foreman. Waited too long for it!!
    That looks incredibly delicious — want. some. now.

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    February 18, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Potato Chowder = good moving energy!

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    February 18, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    This looks delicious! I want to make this and eat it right now. I’ve never tried chowder before, guess there’s no Tim like the present!

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      Haha, correction, ” there’s no time like the present,” though If this Tim fellow can bring anything to the table, maybe he can join too!

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    February 21, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I made this two nights ago and had rave reviews from my family (hubs, 13 yr old & 10 yr old)…then today my hubs had some of the leftovers for lunch. From upstairs I could hear him moaning…literally moaning while he was eating it. He yelled out, “hot damn Donna, let that eat, live, run woman know she can cook!!!” so there you go, i’m sure you’ll rest easier knowing my hubs sent you a virtual “hot damn”!!

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    March 27, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Just wanted to let you know that I made this for my boyfriend and myself (and you know this makes a lot) – well, he liked it so much, he took it work for friends the next day – and now it’s GONE. Boyfriend approved for sure – SO yummy!!!!!!!

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    January 5, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Sounds yammy!! I like recipe!)
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    Will be good with Vegan ranch sauce!!) Try)