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Manhattan Style Clam Chowder

I can make soup at least twice a week and no one would complain. My family likes the left overs for lunch, a bowl after school before supper or an evening snack. Soup is warm, comforting and good enough for company too.
  • 1/2 lb of bacon, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of celery with leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 large can (28 ounces) tomatoes,
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 3 medium potatoes, diced
  • 2 cans (6 to 7 oz each) minced clams with juice
  • 2 bottles (8oz) clam juice
  1. Brown the diced bacon, drain the fat.
  2. Add onion, celery and saute until softened.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and cook until the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Serve with some crusty bread.
  5. This soup taste even better the next day.


  1. Oh wow - that looks sooo good! I will definately try out this recipe Charlotte - thanks. Might have to make yesterdays biscuits to go with it too.

  2. Thanks I love this recipe.... hugs Flavia

  3. Char...your soup looks wonderfully tasty! Wishing I could sit at your table with you to enjoy a bowl full.

  4. If you have someone that doesn't eat red meat, you can substitute smoked oysters for the bacon.

  5. Soup is a lifesaver for me in the kitchen! My family loves soup and it seems to help stretch ingredients to feed more people when we are scrimping to get by.

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe! A definite "must make soon" dish.

    Have a wonderful day!

  6. I love this style of clam chowder as much as the creamy New England style.

    I pinned it to my "Soups" Pinterest folder--thanks!

  7. This sounds so good! Where in the grocery store do you find clam juice???

  8. Recipe sounds good. How much does it make?

    Judi M.

  9. Regarding where clam juice is in grocery store:
    (per my google search)
    Either on the top or bottom shelf near the tomato juice, or over by the tuna and canned seafood.

  10. in my store the clam juice is in the canned tuna isle on the top shelf....not where the tomato juice is.

    sorry i do not know how much it fed six of us with some leftovers...

  11. Thanks for posting the recipe, will try this weekend! I'd add some tabasco too!

  12. I tried it tonite, excellent! I doubled the recipe, added a little white wine and a little flour with olive oil to thicken a bit, awesome!

  13. I made this for dinner this week for my family and it was fabulous. Even my daughter liked it until she got half way through a bowl and asked what the meat was....hahaha. Oh well, doesn't hurt to try. I will definitely make this again :)

  14. I've made this several times - it is a big hit!


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