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New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder
Makes:
4
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
45
minutes
based on
129 reviews
Plenty of vegetables make this New England Clam Chowder a hearty and colorful selection your whole family will enjoy.

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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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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  •  Star(s)

    Our favorite

    Amber Chapman from United States

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

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    Delicious even with a Vegetarian twist!

    Karen Fabian from Vestal, NY

    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!

  •  Star(s)

    Great use for left-over veggies!

    Michelle Steever from CRANSTON, RI

    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!

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    Excellent soup!

    NANCY CHAPMAN from Yorba Linda, CA

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

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    Easy as Pie

    Elaine Wells from Eagle, ID

    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!!

  •  Star(s)

    Good chowder

    Laura Jeanne Vierstra from GREENVILLE, SC

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

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    New England Clam Chowder

    Denise Middleton from HEMET, CA

    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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    New England Clam Chowder

    joette hamel from NARRAGANSETT, RI

    This recipe is excellant! I like the bacon flavor, I use to use salt pork, but I really like the bacon. Also I added extra clams and made a double batch. It's a good thing there were no leftovers. Served with clam cakes. Yummy

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    colleen cary from brooklyn park, MN

    Easy and quick and tastes great!

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful

    Linda Davis from Asher, OK

    My mother served this recipe this winter and I loved it!!! I can't wait to make it for my family.

  •  Star(s)

    Good stuff

    Bev L. from MO

    This is a good, easy to make soup. Especially on a cold winter day. I serve it with rolls to dip!

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    New England Clam Chowder

    Kathy Cass from ROLLA, MO

    My family loved this recipe. I am from New England and I can't wait to make it for my family when I see them.

  •  Star(s)

    good

    JEAN CATHCART from BAY CITY, MI

    This is a good hearty soup that my family enjoyed.

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    Best Clam Chowder

    Lori Carmichael from KALISPELL, MT

    This is our favorite clam chowder recipe. I usually make a double batch because it so delicous everyone wants seconds. Lots of veggies to make it extra tasty.

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    Charlene Everett from STUART, FL

    I really liked this chowder. It's quick and easy to make. Very delicious. I work late so to come home and having someting so quick and easy to make is great. Thanks

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent!

    Lisa Knipp from OLIVE HILL, KY

    This is the first time I had ever made clam chowder, but it turned out GREAT! My whole family loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    Great!

    Jodi Schweigerdt from LODI, CA

    This recipe was really easy to make and it turned out delicious! My whole family loved it and I will definitely be making this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Clam Chowder

    Debbye Trueman from FRONT ROYAL, VA

    My husband and I love clam chowder and this recipe is excellant and really easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    lucinda willison from Price, UT

    this recipe was ok i feel if this clam chowder did not have bacon in it the flavor of the clams would be much more flavorfull not with the overwelming flavor of the bacon it is easy to make although, if I make it again I will omit the bacon

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    Kim Drake from ILION, NY

    Quick and easy to make , great for a cold winter day when you need a quick warm up, a recipe that you would make over and over.

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    Phyllis Wiedner from HIGHLAND, IL

    Easy to make. YUMMY!!!!! DELICIOUS

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    Nancy Janyszeski from REVERE, PA

    I prefer my vegetables a bit more cooked, these were like stir fried and I added some 2% milk to thin out the broth a bit. It could have used a bit more flavor. It was very easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    beverly purvis from SAN ANTONIO, TX

    This was really wonderful. Very rich and creamy and not difficult to make.

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    Great Chowder

    Linda Randles from NORTH CANTON, OH

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. My family loved the chowder. I didn't think it would go over very well but after dinner there wasn't much left to put up. It was a big hit. We all loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    New England clam Chowder

    Sue Peltz from ADAMSTOWN, MD

    This one is a WINNER FOR SURE! This is my absolute FAVORITE SOUP IN THE WHOLE WORLD!

  •  Star(s)

    Enjoyed very much

    Cheryl Brockett from CLOVIS, CA

    This is wonderful. I love the vegetables and the creamy texture. Also, I can actually put in all the clams I want.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy Clam Chowda

    JOANNE VOLLER from RURAL HALL, NC

    My first time making clam chowder and it came out pretty good. I liked the veggies, but my family did not. The potatoes took longer to get soft than expected, so it burned a little on the bottom. I used fat free evaporated milk and added some 1% milk to make it a little thinner. I'll make it again, but will tweak it a bit!

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy!

    JEN BURNETTE from LAFAYETTE, IN

    This recipe was easy to make and tasted great. It's a healthy alternative to my other clam chowder recipe that uses heavy cream. I will definitely make this again!

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy Clam Chowder

    Lanelle Mikolaitia from

    My dad, who is fussy about his clam chowder(Native of Conn);loved this recipe. He is 81 and can sometimes be hard to please. We all loved the flavor and textured, it was super creamy. Thanks

  •  Star(s)

    SLURP!

    Ms. Blaschuk from FARMINGDALE, NY

    We had this (again) last night, with a loaf of French bread and were replete! My husband noted that it makes for a great comfort meal at any time of year. I agree!

  •  Star(s)

    Even in Summer

    Diane Perkins from Boise, ID

    Sometimes chowder is just exactly what you want for dinner. This recipe will be the right one for those times because it is delicious and has "good for you" ingredients.

  •  Star(s)

    VERY TASTY!

    Karen Seely from FRAZIER PARK, CA

    We thought this clam chowder was very good. Instead of black pepper, we used white, and used 1/2 teaspoon instead of 1/4. This gave it a nice, subtle heat. Also, we used heaping quarter cups of the vegetables and that was just terrific. This is certainly a keeper.

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    Katie Rowand from CLARKSVILLE, TN

    This is great! MUCH BETTER than the canned store-bought kind....

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    David Osborn from OAKDALE, CT

    Finally, a good and creamy chowder that is fairly easy to prepare and just as easy to enjoy!

  •  Star(s)

    Good and Easy!

    Marsha Hennie from WILLOUGHBY HILLS, OH

    I'd been looking for a new recipe for soup and this really fit the bill. Made this several times during lent. Quick and easy and tastes so creamy. We love it! Thanks.

  •  Star(s)

    customers love it

    sharyl gosselin from ALGOMA, WI

    i coordinate a friday nite fish buffet at the resteraunt i work at, starting putting this in a crockpot on the side, its one of the first things gone, so i now make a triple batch every fri, great

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    Joan Trzinski from STEVENS POINT, WI

    My hushband and I thought the Clam Chowder compared to that served in some of the Boston bars! Excellent and a breeze to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Harty Lunch

    Lawrence Motzer from EAU CLAIRE, WI

    A Soup such as this with its harty robust flavor is just the right soup for a cold winters day.

  •  Star(s)

    new england clam chowder

    patricia carey from VISTA, CA

    We made this recipe in January during the cold and rainy months. Actually it is quite simple to do and it is very creamy and flavorable. We really enjoyed this recipe and clam chowder is one of our favorites.

  •  Star(s)

    Good day

    CHARLIE RICHMOND from BURLINGTON, NC

    I LIKE A GOOD SOUP ON A CLOUD DAY OUT.

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    Linda Tuttle from KING, NC

    Made this for dinner last night. It was wonderful. It was so cold out and this was really a wonderful warm-me-up. My neighbor came up and had to try it. He loved it. Will definitely make this again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    Susan LeMay from WEST HARTFORD, CT

    This is a quick and easy recipe. The soup is very rich and creamy tasting.It can be used as a meal.

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    DOROTHY OBITTS from ELYRIA, OH

    I made this yesterday and it was wonderful, better than at a Restaurant.

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    MARGARET FODOR from Westland, MI

    Tried this soup last night for dinner, I really liked it but felt it needed something else, can't quite put my finger on it though. Mom didn't care for it said it was too salty.

  •  Star(s)

    Best of the Best

    Misha BOLTON from LYNNWOOD, WA

    I had tried many clam chowder recipes before, but this was the winner! The best clam chowder recipe! Not too thick texture and right seasoning. I replaced evaporated milk with half-half, but my husband just loved this chowder!

  •  Star(s)

    SOUP

    DAWNA GRAEFF from HAMPSHIRE, TN

    I MADE THIS RECIPE AND THE NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER AND I ADDED POTATOES TO IT AND IT WAS DELIOUUSSS

  •  Star(s)

    New England clam chowder

    Francine Ramey from CHILLICOTHE, OH

    This soup is great for a cold winter meal and easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    So Good!

    Whitney from Gso, NC

    Big hit last night! Instead of pototaoes you have to cook, throw in a bag of frozen hashbrowns. So much easier and makes a smoother soup. I think it needs more salt. Very delicious! Will make it again.

  •  Star(s)

    Hits the spot

    Carrie Tomes from NEW ALBANY, IN

    With all the cold weather we've been having I like to make chowders and soups. My family's favorite is clam chowder. This is an easy and delicious recipe. Thank you.

  •  Star(s)

    New England Clam Chowder

    Gloria Hunt from ALBANY, OR

    Fixed this for a family get together last week-end and was a really big hit. Was hoping would have some leftovers, but alas the pot was scraped clean. Guess will have to make a bigger pot next time. Nothing hits the spot like a big pot of Clam Chowder on a cold afternoon.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • 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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New England Clam Chowder

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Directions

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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