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Clam Chowder for a Crowd Recipe

Clam Chowder for a Crowd Recipe

"Clam Chowder for a Crowd is a very popular dish at church camp and our family reunion," notes Mrs. Lynn Richardson of Bauxite, Arkansas. "It has a thinner broth than most chowders but is very flavorful," she confirms.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:60-65 servings


  • 10 quarts water
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 8 pounds red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 large onions, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 large carrots, grated
  • 16 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) chopped clams
  • 3 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 2 pounds bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • 1. In two stockpots, bring water and salt to a boil. Carefully add potatoes; cook until tender (do not drain). In another large pan, saute onions in butter until tender. Add onions and carrots to potato mixture; heat through.
  • 2. Drain clams if desired. Add the clams, milk, parsley and pepper to vegetable mixture; heat through. Just before serving, stir in bacon. Yield: 60-65 servings (1 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 107 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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