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Clam Chowder Recipes

Looking for clam chowder recipes? Taste of Home has the best recipes for clam chowder from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Traditional New England Clam Chowder

Traditional New England Clam Chowder

Traditional New England Clam Chowder

I left a cruise ship with a great souvenir...the recipe for this splendid chowder! It's a traditional soup that stands the test of time. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Tomato Clam Chowder

Tomato Clam Chowder

Tomato Clam Chowder

Steaming bowls of this Manhattan-style clam chowder really warm guests when they come in from the cold on Christmas Eve.

Easy Clam Chowder

Easy Clam Chowder

Easy Clam Chowder

This recipe comes from an old college friend. Pair steaming bowlfuls with sourdough bread and a green salad. —Kristy Doty, Riverside, California
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Mom's Clam Chowder

Mom's Clam Chowder

Mom's Clam Chowder

When we lived in Michigan, this was a perfect comforting soup when blustery winds blew into town. The steaming bowls of soup warmed up icy toes just right!—Christine Schenher, San Clemente, California

Simple Clam Chowder

Simple Clam Chowder

Simple Clam Chowder

"I tried for years to re-create a popular clam chowder from a local restaurant," recalls Kathleen Buenemann of New Haven, Missouri. "Then I met the cook and got the recipe. I couldn't believe how simple it was to prepare this rich, creamy and filling soup."

Bacon Clam Chowder

Bacon Clam Chowder

Bacon Clam Chowder

Chopping the clams into tiny pieces adds big flavor to this full-bodied chowder from Betty Lineaweaver. “Everyone says it's the best they've ever tasted,” she writes from her Paradise, California home. “I like to serve it with garlic bread or a side salad.”

Low-Fat Clam Chowder

Low-Fat Clam Chowder

Low-Fat Clam Chowder

You’d never guess that a rich and creamy clam chowder could be low-fat, but this one is! With lots of potatoes, turkey bacon and seasonings, this slimmed-down version, shared by Linda Tindel of Avondale, Arizona, is loaded with flavor.

Haddock Clam Chowder

Haddock Clam Chowder

Haddock Clam Chowder

We modified a recipe shared by Doris Berquist of Fort Mohave, Arizona to take advantage of leftover cooked fish. The seafood soup is wonderful served with warm homemade bread.

Easy New England Clam Chowder

Easy New England Clam Chowder

Easy New England Clam Chowder

"While vacationing in the New England states, we enjoyed a delicious clam chowder," recalls Rosann McWherter of Dublin, California. "When I go home, I wanted to savor the same flavor in the least amount of time. That's how this shortcut was born."

Healthy Clam Chowder

Healthy Clam Chowder

Healthy Clam Chowder

"I make this chowder for our annual Souper Bowl luncheon at work, and everybody loves it!" comments Chris Sheetz of Olmsted Falls, Ohio. "I've slimmed it down by using both reduced-fat margarine and mushroom soup." Tender chunks of red potatoes add color and texture to her thick chowder.
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