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Clam Chowder

Clam chowder is a thick and creamy soup that is packed with chopped clams, veggies, and more! It is delicious comfort food that is easy to make and perfect to enjoy year-round.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 260 kcal


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 and ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 (6.5 oz.) cans chopped clams (with juice)
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • Spray a large pot with non-stick cooking spray. Add the bacon and cook until crispy on both sides. Remove the bacon from the pot and discard the grease.
  • Add olive oil and butter to the pot. Once the butter is melted add the chopped onions and sauté until fragrant. About 2 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and peeled and quartered potatoes and sauté an additional minute.
  • Stir in the flour and season with salt and pepper. Add the broth and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, reduce the heat slightly and continue to cook until the potatoes are soft and easily pierced with a fork. Keep stirring occasionally so the soup doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and canned chopped clams. Serve warm garnished with the chopped bacon and a side of oyster crackers.


Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 9gFat: 16.6gSaturated Fat: 7.6gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 583mgPotassium: 450mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 3.4gCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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