Saturday, January 22, 2011

Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder

January 22, 2011...Back to a Weight Watchers cookbook but this is the first time we've tried this meal, the Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder. It was VERY filling and low calories.

We've tried another similar recipe before from a non-WW cookbook that was pretty good. Lisa found this one and wanted to give it a try. It worked out great.

Weight Watchers 5 Ingredients 15 Minute Recipes
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes

3 cups frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes (such as Ore-Ida)
2 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk (we used skim)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup diced ham
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) 50% less fat shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Stir in ham and pepper; cover; reduce heat, and simmer 11 minutes. Mash potatoes slightly using the back of a spoon; stir in cheese and green onions. Yield: 5 servings (1 cup)

192 calories; 5.2 grams fat; fiber 2.4 g

Pretty easy, eh? This is another easy one that will fill you up and leave enough to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Did Lisa make that bread? If so, I'd be interested in the recipe! French bread recipes are my nemesis.