New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

16 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 94% would make again

Ready in 40 minutes

Great taste for a standard soup


2 10.5-oz cans Clams
1/4 lb Bacon
1/2 c Onion; diced
3 cup Raw Potatoes
1 cup Light cream
1 cup milk
1 tbs Butter
Salt, pepper, dill weed; to taste
Wondra Flour

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Drain clams and reserve liquid. Add enough water to clam juice to make 3 cups. Put in large soup pot.

Fry bacon in a small skillet. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

Save some bacon grease and fry onions.

Chop bacon.

Peel and dice raw potatoes add them to the pot with the clam juice. Add salt, pepper, and onions.

Simmer until potatoes are tender.

Add clams, cream, milk, butter and bacon, salt, pepper, dill weed.

Add Wondra to thicken if needed.

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It was so delicious, my whole family loved the clam cowder. I added 4 cans of clams instead of 2just because soups never have enough.
momztaxi 1y ago

Amazing soup. I read reviews and picked a few things I liked from them. I used 4 lbs fresh clams, 2 cups of the clam juice, 2 cups heavy cream, 1/2 lb bacon and I also added a dash of old bay and some fresh parsley as well as a tbsp of minced garlic. I will be making this again. Thank you for the recipe!
morrisa736 1y ago

Very tasty. I used 3 cups of clam juice instead of water. Also went with more bacon and used 2 cups of cream instead of using milk. Made a chowder that was nice and rich. Good recipe.
Geerm 1y ago

This is a good jumping off starter. I used 2 cups half n half, smoked bacon, 5 cans of 6.5 oz clams (the only size my stores stock), and a bottle of clam juice as well as enough water to make the initial 3 cups of liquid. We omitted the flour. Yummmm ooo
Craftyrn 2y ago

Add 3-4 tbs of fresh dill . Use a bottle of clam juice instead of just water and go to 1/2 lb bacon. Delicious
Arglebargle 2y ago

I made this, and it's great. I'm about to eat it soon!
babywilliam11 3y ago

great recipe, make it all the time!
rreeves1034 3y ago

My husband, Mr. Picky-Eater, just had a second bowl! Didn't have any Wondera, so it's not as thick as it could have been. I also plan to add more clams next time. This is definitely a keeper!
Buffy1313 4y ago

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