Smashed Potato Chowder
Smashed Potato Chowder with Ham:
Prepare as above, except substitute 1-1/2 cups chopped, cooked ham for the bacon.
Smashed Potato Chowder with Beans:
Prepare as above, except substitute shredded carrot for the sweet pepper. Add one 15-ounce can cannellini (white kidney beans) or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained, after mashing the potatoes. Substitute 2 teaspoons dried dill for the green onion.