Delicious! I used chipotle chilis in adobo sauce. Love the spicy-ness! Also substituted yams for the hashbrowns. That was a a good, healthier choice.
Made a huge batch of this for poker night on a cold night and it was amazing. So flavorful and full of body, great with crusty bread. Got requests for the recipe from the guys. :D
Agree with the other review...add the whole back of hashbrowns, it makes it a lot thicker and in my opinion a lot better (I've made it both ways). It's really good and my fiance likes it too which is shocking because he hates cheese (I just didn't mention there was cheese in it when he asked what was in it :) ). All in all, great chowder, but of course almost every Southern Living recipe is delish!
I used fat free half and half to cut calories, added more broccoli and threw in the whole bad of hash browns. Delicious!