The great flavors in this Clam Chowder recipe make it perfect for lunch or dinner. The sauteed potatoes, carrots, celery and onions add extra flavor dimension to this favorite chowder.
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 cup peeled and finely chopped potato
- 1/4 cup peeled and finely chopped carrot
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 can (6.5 oz.) chopped or minced clams, undrained
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
MELT butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add potato, carrot, celery and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, for 7 to 8 minutes or until potato is tender.
COMBINE evaporated milk and flour in small bowl until blended; add to vegetable mixture. Stir in clams and juice, salt, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes or until creamy and slightly thick.
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Quick & delicious
We had about a cup and half of grilled walleye which I substituted for the clams, also had one ear of precooked corn, which I cut from the cob and added. Yummy! Served with buttery, fresh basil crustinis.
I have made this chowder a few times now and everyone that has tried it has said it was The BEST chowder they ever tasted! Easy Recipe with great results.
delicious and easy
This chowder was great and quick and easy to make. My family loved it, I doubled the recipe. I took advice from other posters. I use fresh clams instead of canned, so I added the juice from steaming the clams. I added a tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley once the clam chowder was cooked. I also added black pepper and a dash more worcestire sauce then what the recipe called for. The kids can't wait for me to make it again. I was worried that adding the clam juice might might make the chowder to watery, but it was perfect!
How easy to make and it tastes great. Both my husband and grandkids said that it was some of the best clam chowder they had ever tasted.
I had never tried worscestshire sauce in a clam chowder before. It added a nice little kick. This was a very easy recipe and we all liked it. A tossed salad, a loaf of crusty French bread and this great soup was the perfect comfort meal! I did add more clams than specified, for a little extra protein, but we finished every drop and morsel!
Great New England Tradition
I am not the best cook in the world, but I found that his recipe was easy to follow. The clam chowder turned out to be really good and even though the weather is getting warmer, I can't wait to make it again!
I have tried many chowder recipes and find this one to be the best. Great flavour and best of all it has a nice consistency - Not thick like glue! It also looks much better than the picture indicates. Use 2% milk or higher.
I also tripled this recipe. Hearty eaters in my family. Several changes, however, I did not add carrots, celery or 1/2 cup water - I wanted to see how thick this chowder was first - and for me it did not need water. We do not like "thin" New England Chowder. I added 2 tablespoons dried parsley, one-half lb. fresh chopped clams (next time 1 lb.) in addition to 3 cans chopped clams with juice, a little more than 1 cup of chopped sweet onion, 5-6 Idaho potatoes (these are the best in any soup/chowder), 1 1/2 tsp.salt, 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 3/4 tsp. pepper (you can always add more for your own taste). Try it just once, and if you love New England Clam Chowder, you'll be making it again and again.
I have made this recipe at least six times so far, have added lots of estra potatoes and minced clams. It is always a hit with my family. I have to make a triple recipe so that I can have left overs. It is even better warmed up the next day.
Good chowder with great potential
I made this quick and easy chowder for dinner last night. It was pretty good. The 2 things I will do next time is add more clams, or buy a better grade of canned clams, and sift my flour into the milk mixture to make it easier to mix in without lumps. Otherwise this was very tasty. I used bottled calm juice instead of water as another reviewer had done. The vegies were very fresh and good.
This was easy to make. Our kids even liked it!
it was ok...next time i wll add a can of clam juice to it instead of the water..i thought it needed more clam flavor..the veggies in it were very good...
Quick and easy. I have made this twice and each time there were no leftovers. My son thought it was better than store bought canned clam chowder.
Fooled a clam digger
This recipe fooled my clam digger-it didn't take hours to make but tasted like it did.
Best Clam Chowder in the West
This recipe is truly one, if not THE, best recipe for homemade chowder ever.
I used fresh clams our friends dug at the coast. COMFORT FOOD!!!
I have had this recipe and it is the best clam chowder one can make. Its ease of preparation makes a hearty start to a fall dinner.
Pure Comfort Food
The perfect solution to a cold and rainy day! I served it in sourdough bread bowls for that extra SF Bay Area touch. My family loved it!
Wham Bam Clam
Added a little extra pop by using some whole black pepper. Very nice.
This is the best Clam Chowder I've ever eaten since my visit to San Francisco, Ca. Thanks
Creamy Clam Chowder
Really rich and creamy. Best clam chowder I've eaten yet!
Very good recipe, chowder nice and thick and creamy!!!
What an easy recipe! My family loved it!! Thanks very best baking!
I loved the soup! I have been eating clam chowder since hi School. I found the recipe easy to follow and very clear. Looking for more soon.