New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

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Plenty of vegetables make this New England Clam Chowder a hearty and colorful selection your whole family will enjoy.

15 mins. to Prepare

30 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time marinating

45 mins. Total

Servings: 4

Difficulty: Easy


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COOK bacon in medium saucepan until crisp; drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat. Return reserved bacon fat to saucepan. Add potatoes, carrot, onion and celery. Cook, stirring frequently for 6 to 7 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

COMBINE evaporated milk and flour in small bowl until blended; add to potato mixture. Stir in clams with juice, salt, bacon, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes or until creamy and slightly thick.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 4
Calories from Fat231
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.7g39%
Saturated Fat 10.8g54%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 752mg30%
Carbohydrates 44.7g14%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g10%
Sugars 0g
Protein 37.2g
Vitamin A61%
Vitamin C77%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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I have tried several recipes and this is by far our favorite. Always turns out great and everyone always wants more.


I was looking for a recipe for clam chowder that my 18 year old non-meat eating son and the rest of my family would enjoy. This is wonderful! I used a vegetarian bacon substitute and it still had great flavor and added just the right touch. Everyone was happy with this delicious chowder, even with "fake" bacon. My mom thought I had slaved in the kitchen all day when I brought her a bowl. She is one of the best and most discriminating cooks I know, so if a recipe can impress her, you know you have a winner!


I used more carrots and onions (my husband does not care for celery) and while the soup had more of an orange 'glow' than chowder usually has, it was delicious and tempted even my three-year old!


This soup is so easy to make. The bacon really adds to the favor. Now I have a perfect, tasty soup for winter!


This was a great recipe for a yummy quick clam chowder. I will be using this one from now on. Even the 7 year old loved it!!


We enjoyed this. I added shrimp and the pepper must be freshly ground to have the best flavor.


This is a very easy recipe. It is the best chowder I have ever tasted. Very rich and creamy. I always bought canned chowder because the recipes I had used were watery or separated. Your recipe is the best ever!!

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