Made by Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Recipe: Creamy Potato Chowder By Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN,
January 29, 2009
7 slices bacon (1/2 a standard package) 1 large onion, diced 2-3 garlic cloves salt & pepper 2 celery stalks, diced 4 carrots, diced<br /> 5 large potatoes or 7-8 small ones diced in about ½ inch cubes (Russet or other baking variety), skin on or off, your choice 32 ounces chicken stock 2 tsp Italian seasoning 1 tsp dried parsley 1 cup milk (whatever type you have on hand, 2% used to calculate nutritional value) ½ cup all purpose flour 12 oz. can evaporated milk 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
In pan, cook bacon until crispy. Remove with slotted spoon and reserve for later.
Add diced onion to bacon drippings and cook until it becomes translucent, 6-7 minutes.
Add garlic (chopped or with garlic press) and cook another 30 seconds. Add pinch of salt and pepper.
Add the diced celery and carrots and cook another 5 minutes.
Transfer everything from the pan to crock pot.
32 oz chicken stock
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp dried parsley
Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
Whisk together flour and milk.
Pour this mixture into crock pot along with the can of evaporated milk and stir.
Cook another hour.
At the end add the cheese and reserved bacon and stir to incorporate.
When reheating, you can add milk to thin if needed.
Too chunky for a sore throat? Mash the veggies with a potato masher before serving.
Still tastes bland to you? Add more seasoning or spice it up with some red pepper flakes.
Don't have a crock pot? Instead of transferring to the crock pot, put everything into a dutch oven or big soup pot and simmer about 3 hours. Add the milks, flour and cheese at the end the same way.
Per 8 ounce serving
Total Fat 17g (saturated 9g, Trans fat 0g)
Total carbohydrates 86g
Dietary fiber: 9g
This dish is high in Vitamin A (148% RDA), Vitamin C (112%), Calcium (41%) and Iron (22%).
Remember! While you are undergoing cancer therapy is no time to be on a diet!