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 User ID: 5946195 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 User ID: 1386846 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 User ID: 4540610 121689
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"May as well heat a can of chowder"

Lorinbc User ID: 7146770 38512
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

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

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