Easy New England Clam Chowder Recipe
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Easy New England Clam Chowder Recipe

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"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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed New England clam chowder, undiluted
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) chopped clams, drained
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 205 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 1139mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as New England Clam Chowder in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p56

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cwbuff2 89510
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"This easy but flavorful version of New England clam chowder tastes like made-from-scratch. My husband requested I make it frequently. Keep the clams tender by adding them at the end of the cooking time. If they cook too long, they get tough."

Summy 124384
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"I have to disagree with the one star reviews. This recipe looks good. No, I haven't made it. But I have used condensed soups as the base for many wonderful soups. This recipe is called "Easy" for a reason! The sherry and butter will easily dress up a plain can of soup and make it taste special."

snowbeard 121689
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"May as well heat a can of chowder"

Lorinbc 38512
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"Sorry this isn't really a recipe. It is opening store bought soup."

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