Easy and Delicious Clam Chowder

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"A KC favorite! "This is such an easy recipe for clam chowder but really big on flavor! You can use more than two 5-ounce cans for this recipe if desired! Serving size is only estimated."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (351.5 g)
  • Calories 350.2
  • Total Fat - 20.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 77.7 mg
  • Sodium - 703.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 8.9 g
  • Protein - 18.2 g
  • Calcium - 248.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Ia heavy-bottomed pot brown the bacon, then add in onions, celery, thyme, bay leaf and garlic (if using); saute for about 3 minutes.

Step 2

Add in wine, whipping cream, whole milk and the juice from the clams (save the clams to add in the end). Add in the grated potato; bring to a slow simmer and cook for about 20 minutes until the grated potato softens and releases the starches and thickens the chowder base.

Step 3

Add in the reserved clam meat, evaporated milk and chopped parsley; bring to JUST a simmer and remove from heat.

Step 4

Season with salt and lots of black pepper.


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