Potatoes. Never met one I didn’t like. In fact, we even had a mashed potato bar at our wedding reception. Yup, mashed potatoes with all the fixins served in margarita glasses. Best part of the meal, by far–at least for this spud-addict. And since I can’t get enough of them, especially when they’re mashed, you will find me sneaking an extra bowl of them after Thanksgiving dinner while others head for a second slice of pie. It’s a problem, I admit it.
But with this great recipe, have no fear! Extra mashed taters will not go to waste! In fact, no leftovers from any large meal that included mashed potatoes will be lost to the recesses of the back of the fridge ever again. One of the best parts of this recipe is that you toss everything in the crock pot, turn it on, and walk away. What you find in a few hours is a creamy, delicious, tummy-warming soup that fills you up and empties your leftovers in no time.
When I saw this recipe from Barefeet in the Kitchen, I knew I needed to make a batch immediately. And since I can never leave well enough alone, I started experimenting just a bit with what I had in my pantry. I love parsnips when mixed with potatoes, and of course if I can add garlic to anything, that’s a no brainer, too. The extra kicker was adding Greek yogurt instead of milk and butter as I mashed the potatoes. The result? I think it’s delish, but decide for yourself!
Crock Pot Ham & Potato Chowder
You can't go wrong with creamy mashed potatoes, salty ham, and earthy parsnips. Belly up to the crockpot, kids--it's chow-dah time!
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