Sausage & Cheese Chowder

Sausage & Cheese Chowder

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1 pound smoked sausage, cut into ½ inch slices
4 cups frozen O’Brien or Southern style cubed hash brown potatoes, slightly thawed
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 can (14.5 ounces) French style green beans, drained
2 cans (10.75 ounces) cream of celery soup
Dash hot sauce
1 box (16 ounces) processed cheese, cut into cubes
3 to 4 cups milk
Splash of beer (We like beer in just about everything in Wisconsin!)
Shredded Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese
Chopped scallions

Place the first 6 ingredients in a slow cooker. Next add 3 cups of milk and the processed cheese cubes. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours, stirring often. Add a splash (or more) of beer and more milk if needed. Stir well. Keep on warm setting until ready. Serve hot with shredded cheddar cheese and scallions on top. You can also make this on the stove if you don’t have a slow cooker.

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    March 8th, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Thanks Chuck! -Amy

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    chuck in chicago

    March 7th, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Please forgive the lateness of this review–I made this chowder
    a couple of weeks ago after seeing you prepare it on WGN-TV in late January. In just one word, it was WONDERFUL! I served it on a cold Sunday night with some hearty bread and only had a little bit of the chowder left over which I hoarded for lunch the next day. I’ve seen at least three or four more of your soup recipes since then that I will have to try! Keep up the good work and I’ll be watching you on March 20 here in Chicago!

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    February 10th, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    I/we love your recipes but I also wish you would include serving size. It’s very hard to calculate the nutritional information per serving when you don’t have that information.

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    February 6th, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    How many is this supposed to serve? I love the soup but am concerned about the calories. It was yummy even using “lite” everything I could. Is a serving one cup? I don’t remember how many ounces it made. Guess I could add it up. Does anyone know how many it should serve?

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    Kathy Struiksma

    January 30th, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    What kind of sausage do you use? Would like to make it for Super Bowl

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      January 31st, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      Hi Kathy, I use 1 pound link of smoked sausage, and dice it up. Like Kielbasa. Enjoy! Let me know how you like it! Thanks! -Amy

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    Cheryl Robinson

    January 2nd, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    Can’t wait to try this today, having guests over for the Rose Bowl, Also LOVE that you like Pampered Chef, I noticed quite a few pieces in your video! Keep on Cookin!

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    Susan Garsow

    October 17th, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    The receipe sounds great Amy, can’t wait to try it. I bought a cookbook for my sister-in-law on Friday who is visting from Florida. She saw my cookbook and wanted to have one for herself to take home. Keep up the good work.

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    October 17th, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Can always use more recipes for the slow cooker. Plus, almost anything with cheese is popular in our house. Sounds very good.

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    October 16th, 2011 at 7:47 AM

    Amy is the best!

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    Beckie Chernick

    October 15th, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    You rock! Love the book and many recipes. Keep it up!

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