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Potato Chowder with Pancetta and Rosemary

Yield 9 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 38 minutesThis smoky herbed potato-leek chowder makes itself at home at just about any dinner table. Crispy bits of pancetta are a tasty treat in every bowl. Start the pancetta in a cold pan to prevent it from sticking, and stir often to evenly brown the pieces.


  • 4 ounces pancetta, diced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 cups diced leek (about 1 large)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled baking potato (about 3 pounds)
  • 4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 219
  • fat 4.6 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • protein 7.1 g
  • carbohydrate 38.2 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 904 mg
  • calcium 46 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place pancetta in a Dutch oven, and cook over medium heat 4 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Add leek and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add potato, broth, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 26 minutes or until potato is very tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients.

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