Mom's Clam Chowder

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"This chowder always disappears. It disappeared when my mom made it, and it's a hit now with my family too!"

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (465 g)
  • Calories 349.9
  • Total Fat - 15.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 61.1 mg
  • Sodium - 685.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 36.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 6.8 g
  • Protein - 16.7 g
  • Calcium - 156.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cook potato in 2 cups water with pinch of salt until tender, but do not drain.

Step 2

In a small pan, saute onion in butter until tender; add flour, cayenne, and celery seed; stir well.

Step 3

Drain juice from clams into potatoes and reserve clams for later.

Step 4

Add parsley and milk to potatoes, and stir well.

Step 5

Heat potato mixture, and add onion/flour mixture, stirring constantly until thickened slightly.

Step 6

Stir in clams; and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 7

Cook for 5-10 minutes more or until heated through.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



The hubby loved this...he said it was better then Ivars...I'm on the fence about that...but this sure was darn good...I really thought the evaporated milk was a nice change...this was very easy to prepare...made for Best of 2014 tag game...

review by:
(11 Feb 2015)


Very easy and very tasty. Served with a loaf of crusty bread, made for a comforting dinner on a blustery day.

review by:
(20 Dec 2014)