EveryPlate’s Loaded Baked Potato Chowder Review

EveryPlate's Loaded Baked Potato Chowder after cooking

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Introduction

When selecting the meals, there were so many options to choose from and being limited to three makes it even harder. Eventually, I ended up with EveryPlate’s Loaded Baked Potato Chowder with Bacon, Cheddar, and Jalapeño.

Inspired by loaded baked potatoes, it looks and sounds pretty appetizing. Is this meal worth the selection? Is it worth signing up with EveryPlate for? Let’s find out in this review.

Interested in more food items? Be sure to check out my other reviews which include: Food Boxes, Ramen, and Trader Joe’s!

Summary: Loaded Baked Potato Chowder

Verdict: EveryPlate’s Loaded Baked Potato Chowder is a good meal in their lineup. With the help of sour cream, bacon, cheddar, and jalapeño, this chowder looks pretty appetizing. In addition, the taste is great! It’s exactly like a loaded baked potato but in chowder form.

However, a traditional loaded baked potato would be easier and less time-consuming to make. So unless you really like baked potatoes, this meal is a skip from me. You can find meals with way better value on the menu that also look more appetizing!

My Rating
4/5

Recipe Card

On the recipe card, you’ll find almost everything you need to know in order to make the Loaded Baked Potato Chowder. It includes information regarding cooking time, ingredients, and step-by-step cooking instructions. However, I do wish they placed nutritional information somewhere on the card as it would be useful to many people. 

You can also check out the recipe at EveryPlate!

Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 40 Min

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories 570kcal, Fat 30g, Saturated Fat 17g, Carbohydrate 49g, Sugar 11g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Protein 27g, Cholesterol 110mg,
Sodium 510mg

Allergens: Milk, Wheat

Ingredients (What's Provided & Not)

Here are the ingredients they send when you order this meal:

  • Bacon (1 unit)
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes (2 units)
  • Yellow Onion (1 unit)
  • Chicken Stock Concentrate (1 unit)
  • Reduced-Fat Milk (1 unit)
  • Sour Cream (1 unit)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese (1 unit)
  • Jalapeño (1 unit)
  • Garlic (1 clove)

The following are ingredients you need that aren’t sent:

  • Butter (doesn’t specify salted or unsalted)
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Cooking Directions (How To Cook)

EveryPlate lays out how to cook this recipe in 6 steps and 40 minutes:

  1. Wash and dry all produce. Halve, peel, and cut onion into a small dice. Peel and finely chop garlic. Place onions and garlic aside in a bowl. Dice potatoes into ½-inch pieces. Place in separate bowl. Finely chop jalapeño until you have 1 TBSP (2 TBSP for 4 servings), remove ribs and seeds if you prefer less heat.

  2. Melt 2 TBSP butter (4 TBSP for 4 servings) in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir, until softened, for 4-5 minutes. Add 1 TBSP flour (2 TBSP for 4 servings); cook and stir stir, until lightly browned, for 1 minute.

  3. Slowly stir milk into pot a small splash at a time until fully incorporated. Stir in 1½ cups water (2½ cups for 4 servings). Add potatoes and stock concentrate; season generously with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are very tender, for 12-15 minutes. (To test, pierce one piece with a fork—it should go through easily!)

  4. While potatoes cook, place bacon in a single layer in a large pan over medium heat. Cook, flipping occasionally, until crispy, for 8-12 minutes. Turn off heat; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Once cooled enough to handle, finely chop.

  5. Once potatoes are tender, reduce heat to low and mash to desired consistency. (We recommend mashing until almost smooth, with some small potato pieces still in there. Hello, texture!) Stir in half the bacon and half the cheese (save the rest of each for serving). Season generously with salt and pepper. (If mixture seems too thick, stir in a splash of warm water.)

  6. Divide chowder between bowls; top with remaining bacon and cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and as much chopped jalapeño as you’d like.

There you have it. 6 steps (although lengthy) and roughly 40 minutes to cook this meal. I’m no culinary expert but having the steps laid out like this makes cooking easy for everyone! Of course if you ordered this recipe, it’d be easier to just reference the recipe card. If you cooked this meal, let me know how it went for you!

Impressions & Taste

Phew! After more than 40 minutes, I managed to create this meal. I gotta admit, cooking is no easy task. Not being a chef or anything, I’m glad I was able to finish. This just goes to show how anyone can cook these meals!

The toughest part was mashing the potatoes without a potato masher. Fortunately, I was still able to mash the potatoes against the side of the pot. In the end though, you get to enjoy the masterpiece you’ve created and that’s the best part!

On to the meal itself, the color of this chowder is not something you’d expect. Maybe it’s cause I was expecting a white color like in clam chowder. Thankfully, with the addition of sour cream, bacon, cheese, and jalapeño on top, it looks way more appetizing.

On top of that, it has an extremely close resemblance to a loaded baked potato, so EveryPlate nailed that aspect. Is a chowder version worth all the effort when you can easily bake a potato and add the toppings?

Despite it’s looks, this meal is tastes great! The chunks of potato add a nice texture to the chowder and is only enhanced by the sour cream, bacon, cheese, and jalapeño. The sour cream provides a nice contrast to the savory potato chowder.

At the same time, the bacon adds some nice, smokey flavor. The bits of jalapeño add a satisfying, audible crunch but sadly not much spice. As for the cheese, you know it’s good when there’s some pull to it!

Verdict and Rating

EveryPlate’s Loaded Baked Potato Chowder is a good meal in their lineup. With the help of sour cream, bacon, cheddar, and jalapeño, this chowder looks pretty appetizing.In addition, the taste is great! It’s exactly like a loaded baked potato but in chowder form.

However, a traditional loaded baked potato would be easier and less time-consuming to make. So unless you really like baked potatoes, this meal is a skip from me. You can find meals with way better value on the menu that also look more appetizing!

My Rating
4/5

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