New England Clam Chowder Recipe

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Easy, creamy traditional clam chowder without hassle.

Servings: 6


Cost per serving $4.50 view details


  1. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add bacon and cook until bacon begins to brown.
  3. Add onions, celery, garlic and bay leaf and saute until vegetables are soften, about 6 mins.
  4. Stir in flour and cook 2 mins. (do not allow flour to brown)
  5. Gradually whisk in the bottles of clam juice.
  6. Add potatoes, clams with the juice, half and half and hot pepper sauce.
  7. Simmer chowder for 5 mins. to blend flavors, stirring frequently.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 432g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 265  
Calories from Fat 124 47%
Total Fat 13.96g 17%
Saturated Fat 6.66g 27%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 683mg 28%
Potassium 850mg 24%
Total Carbs 28.95g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 8%
Sugars 3.87g 3%
Protein 7.04g 11%
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  • Joan Bozman
    This was incredible, I added a half pint of heavy cream and used corn starch instead of flour. Also added "Old Bay" Seasoning instead of the hot pepper sauce. Mmmm, Mmmm good.

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    • karin
      very nice!
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      • tom b
        dont mess with claim chowda if u r not truly from New England, I followed the recipe to the tee and it was awefull. Excutive Chef . I also used fresh clams and it didnt make a difference
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        • Anne Kruse
          My husband loved this version...i didn't like it quit as much... I added parsley to it.... and I took part of it out and blended it to help make it thicker... apparently I'm not a fan of baby clams....too clamie for me... and I didn't like the celery in it, but thats a personal thing...
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          • This was my first time making clam chowder. This recipe was perfect and so yummy. I did however use red potatoes instead of russet only because I like them more.
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            • Richard
              March 11, 2011
              If you add the potatoes 5 mins before you finish will they cook properly ???
              • tom b
                February 25, 2011
                you shouldnt have to substitue a recipe if it is that good. following this recipe is over rated
                • Marie Elene H. Flood
                  January 20, 2010
                  This was better than what you would get in a resturant. I ended up doing a bit of substituting on a few of the ingredients, this was using margarine instead of butter, two cans of clams-minced and chopped, red skinned potatoes, red onion, cayenne hot sauce 1/2 teaspoon. This was an excellent meal served with garlic bread on a cold winter night.
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                  • tom b
                    February 25, 2011
                    R u kidding me what restaurants have u been to to. i used real clams in this recipe, looked nothing like the picture on the sight. Ive been cooking for 14 yrs and this recipes needs to be revised. R u from New England?????

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