New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

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based on 129 reviews
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15 min.
45 min.
4 Servings

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


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb. (about 3 medium) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (6.5 oz. each) chopped or minced clams, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
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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.

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Our favorite

I have tried several recipes and this is by far our favorite. Always turns out great and everyone always wants more.

- Amber Chapman from United States

Delicious even with a Vegetarian twist!

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!

- Karen Fabian from Vestal, NY

Great use for left-over veggies!

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!

- Michelle Steever from CRANSTON, RI

Excellent soup!

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

- NANCY CHAPMAN from Yorba Linda, CA

Easy as Pie

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!!

- Elaine Wells from Eagle, ID

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 563
  • Calories from Fat: 231
  • Total Fat: 25.7g (39% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 10.8g (54% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 110mg (37% of DV)
  • Sodium: 752mg (30% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 44.7g (14% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6g (10% of DV)
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 37.2g
  • Vitamin A: 61% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 77% of DV
  • Calcium: 50% of DV
  • Iron: 276% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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