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New England Clam Chowder Recipe

New England Clam Chowder Recipe

I wasn't satisfied with other recipes I came across for clam chowder, so I devised this one. Everyone who's tried it raves about it. The dish is great on a cold day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts milk
  • 3 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) chopped clams, undrained
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute onions in butter until tender. Add flour; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Drain potatoes; add to Dutch oven. Add clams and remaining ingredients; heat through. Yield: 10-12 servings (3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 254 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein

Reviews for New England Clam Chowder

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MY REVIEW
Dibilaweed
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"I didn't care for the spices added to this recipe. I'll go back to my old recipe."

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trina122680
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"My husband and son both said this was a restaurant-quailty chowder! It is absolutely delicious. I was looking for a little thicker soup (just my preference), so instead of milk, I used half-and-half. And I added a fourth can of clams! :)

One great thing about this recipe: the ease!"

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tcarver
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"I liked the flavor of this soup. Next time I will cook the potatoes a bit with the onion and celery to add a bit more flavor and a bit more cream."

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kittycatgirl17
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"This recipe is fabulous!"

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gone.campin
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Due to a previous comment, I used half of the thyme, but still did not care for the flavor. I wanted mine thick and creamy, so I used a quart of half and half and a quart of whole milk. I was pleased with the results. I added 2 minced garlic cloves and finely diced celery with the onions. I omitted the celery salt and sage. Overall, I was satisfied with my chowder, but it just wasn't my favorite."

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catlovesbooks
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"Best clam chowder ever!"

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dietitian mindy
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"I did not like the thyme in this recipe, the worst clam chowder I have ever had."

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tamarachronister
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"Delicious, especially now since the weather is getting colder! My husband and I loved it, and he keeps telling me he isn't a soup person .... but he keeps asking for more! We both added a little more pepper! I didn't have celery salt, but had celery flakes and added a tad more salt. Excellent!"

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CARSONM1
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012

"Great soup! I added 3 additional cans of clams."

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cookinama
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"Clicked off before the stars!"

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cookinama
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"This was excellent. The only change I would make was to add a little bacon. Rich creamy loved it!"

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grammadebby
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"Forgot the stars!!"

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grammadebby
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"This was also my first attempt at making clam chowder. This is a great recipe. It is so simple and sooo delicious! We loved it. I am looking forward to making it again soon. Thanks for a great recipe. It truly is a winner at our house."

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datzme57
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"OMG! This was my first attempt at Clam Chowder. This is so easy. I could not find celery salt so I used real celery and sauteed it with the onions. This soup was delicious, just the right thickness. I also increased the clams to 3 cans and used 5 potatoes. Delicious!"

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khegeman
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Excellent recipe."

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abreendre
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"Needs a day to taste it's best."

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kerrynjames
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I made this for Christmas Eve dinner and the husband loved it. We like a little spice, so I threw in some cayenne pepper and that gave it a nice kick. Thanks for the recipe!"

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jaqui10
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"First time I ever made chowder, and let me tell you this was great. I never thought this would be so easy and quick. Made a large batch and it was all gone the same day I made it."

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smelonas
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"Made this last night for my dad and brother. They LOVED it. My brother said it was better than Moe's Clam Chowder which is a big deal on the Oregon Coast. I added 1 lb. of cooked bacon pieces, decreased the onions, and used 6 potatoes. It was excellent and will make it again. It makes a lot. Use a BIG pot to cook it in."

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lsiedschlag
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"Fantastic recipe. Authentic chowder!"

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dmayerhofer
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"I, too, was looking for a simple yet rich clam chowder. This is the best!"

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dornie nornie
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"MADE THIS FOR SUPPER TONIGHT, AND IT WAS AWESOME....EVERYONE LOVED IT...MADE SEASONED BREAD BOWLS FOR THE SOUP TO BE SERVED IN....ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.."

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