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New England Style Clam Chowder

I am a big fan of chowders and especially like seafood chowders. This version of Clam Chowder is very easy and quick to make.
  • 1/2 lb of diced bacon
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup of celery diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 potatoes cubed
  • 2 cans of clams
  • 2-10 oz bottles of clam juice
  • 1 cup of light cream
  1. Saute the bacon until crisp.
  2. Remove from pan, drain all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings.
  3. Set bacon to the side for garnish
  4. Saute the onion, celery, garlic, carrot, until onion softens.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients, except cream.
  6. Cook until potato is tender.
  7. Add cream, heat but do not boil.
  8. If you prefer a thicker chowder, add 1 or 2 tablespoon of cornstarch dissolved in some cold water add to soup and cook til thicker for a minute or two so you don't have a raw starch taste, then add cream.
  9. Top individual bowls with the bacon bits to garnish and flavor.
  10. Good with Corn and Cheese Biscuits.


  1. Hi, I hope to make this within a week. Sounds so good! BTW, the link for the Corn and Cheese Biscuits isn't working for me.

  2. so I searched for it and found it. :)

  3. Oh my - I'll be making this one! Looks so good.

  4. shirley reimer bertheletteMarch 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    charlotte again a lovely dish to make

  5. OK, this recipe looks YUMMY and EASY! I have a question though, where do you get the clam juice? We tried to make our own clam chowder after returning from the Oregon coast and I couldn't find clam juice!

  6. P.S. I am from the Lower Mainland, so any stores you mention I should be able to find!

  7. Mrs. Sowerby
    Clam juice can be found in the tuna shelf isle either on the top or bottom shelf. it comes in a glass bottle that is not very big..not sure of the size but it maybe no more than 10 oz.

  8. This looks yummy! What size can of clams do you use?

  9. I love a good chowder and like it thickened, but instead of adding corn starch I add a potato for the pot. Dice it fine - less than 1/2 the size of the chopped potatoes. It will cook up and thicken your chowder perfectly. Great recipe and great blog - I just found it and am pinning many posts.
    Judy of Maine


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